The Ports of Auckland has confirmed that it is proceeding with a plan to sack its stevedoring workforce.
The contracting out of work covered in a signed collective employment agreement between the parties is a major stumbling block in the current industrial dispute at Ports of Auckland.
The current dispute at Ports of Auckland is about workers maintaining a family life outside work.
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.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand has gained international and national support for its stand against management plans to outsource labour at the Ports of Auckland.