Maritime Union of New Zealand members at the Ports of Auckland met this morning to look at the recommendations of the Employment Relations Authority facilitator on the dispute.
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The Maritime Union of New Zealand welcomes today the message from Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) that it is willing to compromise, on the basis of the recommendations of the facilitator, to reach the settlement of a collective agreement at the Port.
Aucklanders wanting to make a stand against casualisation of work are being invited to join Ports of Auckland workers at a community rally this afternoon.
The Maritime Union and its members are concerned about protecting conditions of employment, secure jobs, and ensuring a strong collective agreement.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand says Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson’s approach to the current industrial dispute is having a “catastrophic effect” on negotiations to resolve the industrial dispute at the Port.
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.
The approach of the Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson to the current industrial dispute is blocking any hopes of an early resolution.
The dispute at Ports of Auckland is the result of a management agenda to divide the workforce.