Foreign crew aboard a detained ship in Tauranga have received interim payments totalling thousands of dollars after unions intervened following several months of serious problems.
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Comments from a Port of Tauranga manager about deaths and injuries in their port during a Radio New Zealand interview are unacceptable.
The Maritime Union has renewed calls for inspection reports on the Rena to be made public and for clarification of what a Maritime New Zealand inspection involves.
The Maritime Union says that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members.
The Maritime Union says that co-operation between ports and regions is vital to the future of the maritime industry and New Zealand.
Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the proposed merger of Ports of Auckland and Port of Tauranga needs to be managed as part of a national ports strategy driven by regional co-operation.
He says that the recent coastal shipping report by the Shipping Federation and the announcement of a Government review into casualization of employment showed that good work was being done on the problems faced by the maritime industry.