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65th anniversary of the 1951 waterfront lockout

On 13 February 1951, New Zealand’s most significant industrial dispute began. For 151 days the most advanced sections of the New Zealand working class led by the watersiders fought a tough battle against employers and the State. The following documentary from 2001 is essential viewing of this landmark in New Zealand working class history.

Ports of Auckland strike notices intended to focus CEO 1

Ports of Auckland strike notices intended to focus CEO

The Maritime Union and its members are concerned about protecting conditions of employment, secure jobs, and ensuring a strong collective agreement.

Ports of Auckland CEO bombards workers with letters and threat of total outsourcing 1

Ports of Auckland CEO bombards workers with letters and threat of total outsourcing

Union members who work at Ports of Auckland have been bombarded with intimidating letters from their CEO, including one that outlines a proposal to contract out all waterfront work at the Port.

Ports of Auckland CEO comments “mistaken and confused” 1

Ports of Auckland CEO comments “mistaken and confused”

The Maritime Union says comments by Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson about Maersk shipping pulling their Auckland service are mistaken and confused.