Maritime Union of New Zealand Blog
Aotearoa-New Zealand is an island nation dependent on trade to survive. But because our coastal shipping was deregulated by the Government in the 1990’s, we now rely on multinational shipping companies to carry our...
The Maritime Union of New Zealand was formed in 2002 when the New Zealand Waterfront Workers’ Union and the New Zealand Seafarers’ Union joined together. We represent waterfront workers, seafarers and related workers in New Zealand.
The Maritime Union welcomes the Government’s transport policy, which was released today, as an opportunity to restore New Zealand’s coastal shipping industry and repeal section 198 of the Maritime Transport Act
Maritime Union National Secretary Joe Fleetwood says the Union has repeatedly called for a review of safety practices at all ports in New Zealand.
I work at Ports of Auckland. I’m onsite every day as part of the stevedoring team, in the 20 years I’ve been a watersider, I’ve had just about every job there is. Lasher, straddle driver you name it.
If the Covid-19 response has taught us anything, it’s that our economy lives and dies by our supply chains and that when push comes to shove New Zealand can’t always rely on the rest of the world.
A delegation of Maritime Union members from Nelson have commissioned a memorial shield to take to the seventh anniversary of the Pike River Mining disaster on November 19.
MUNZ was pleased to offer a warm welcome to Jacinda Ardern, Labour leader and Prime Minister of New Zealand, at our November National Council Meeting.
Union leaders and activists from around New Zealand were joined by Wellington branch in protest outside the Papua New Guinea High Commission on Thursday November 1st.