The International Transport Workers’ Federation is reiterating the need for stringent health and safety measures in ports after an operator in New Zealand was found responsible for a waterside workers death. A Wellington court ruled in...
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) is an international treaty adopted by the International Labour Organisation and lays out minimum rights for seafarers and promotes good employment practices across the shipping industry.
Tens of thousands of dollars of outstanding pay for seafarers is in the process of recovery after action last week by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in New Zealand ports. Delegations of dockworkers and...
Maritime Unions have met in Auckland to work towards a Regional Maritime Federation to build union strength throughout the South Pacific.
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.
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.