Tagged: Government

Maritime workers board Flag of Convenience ships in national week of action 0

Maritime workers board Flag of Convenience ships in national week of action

New Zealand maritime workers will be going up the gangway this week to check out ships flying “flags of convenience” and ensure that crew conditions, wages, and health and safety standards are up to scratch.

Reverse tax cuts for millionaires – and leave our public services alone! 0

Reverse tax cuts for millionaires – and leave our public services alone!

New Zealand workers should copy workers in the UK, USA, Ireland and France who have strongly resisted attacks on public services and workers in those services.

New Zealand workers rally in support of Mexican workers 1

New Zealand workers rally in support of Mexican workers

New Zealand union representatives will rally on Thursday 17 February 2011 outside the Mexican Embassy in Wellington at 12.30pm in support of Mexican workers’ rights as part of an international week of solidarity actions.

1951 lockout documentary (part 1) 1

1951 lockout documentary (part 1)

In 1951, New Zealand temporarily became a police state. Civil liberties were curtailed, freedom of speech denied, and the Government used force against its own citizens. This film tells the story of the infamous lockout of waterside workers and the nationwide strike which followed.

Rail manufacturing decision idiotic 0

Rail manufacturing decision idiotic

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says the decision by KiwiRail to offshore production of rail wagons is an indictment on the National Government and KiwiRail management.

TPPA free trade deal should be dropped 0

TPPA free trade deal should be dropped

The Maritime Union is calling for the abandonment of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, describing the free trade plan as a “sell out to global corporations.”