The Maritime Union of New Zealand has started a relief fund to assist maritime workers and their families affected by the devastating earthquake.
New Zealand union representatives will rally on Thursday 17 February 2011 outside the Mexican Embassy in Wellington at 12.30pm in support of Mexican workers’ rights as part of an international week of solidarity actions.
In 1951, New Zealand temporarily became a police state. Civil liberties were curtailed, freedom of speech denied, and the Government used force against its own citizens. This film tells the story of the infamous lockout of waterside workers and the nationwide strike which followed.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand has vowed to go on the offensive against employment law changes pushed through by the National Government.