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Maritime unions gather to strengthen South Pacific unionism

Maritime Unions have met in Auckland to work towards a Regional Maritime Federation to build union strength throughout the South Pacific.

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Asia-Pacific union leaders gather in Port Moresby to kick off regional maritime federation

Maritime union leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region will chart out the future of a proposed regional maritime federation in a high level meeting convening on November 13 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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Maritime Union welcomes US Government report “spotlight” on New Zealand fishing industry practices

Heavy criticism of the use of overseas labour in the New Zealand fishing industry in a major US Government report is justified, and confirms how bad practices have become in the New Zealand maritime sector.

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Government decision to reflag foreign fishing vessels welcomed

The Maritime Union has welcomed the Government’s announcement that foreign charter fishing vessels working in New Zealand waters will have to be reflagged under the New Zealand flag.

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Ports of Auckland could be branded first ever port of convenience

The ports of Auckland in New Zealand could be declared the first ever port of convenience if management does not put a stop to its savage attack on union rights, according to the International Transport Workers Federation.

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Ultimate responsibility for Rena disaster lies with the Government

The Maritime Union says that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members.

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“Time to lance the boil” in fishing industry shame

The announcement of a ministerial inquiry into foreign fishing charter vessels in New Zealand waters is long overdue.

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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.

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