The Maritime Union of New Zealand says good progress has been made towards the settlement of a Collective Employment Agreement with Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL).
Maritime Union National President Garry Parsloe says a stop work meeting held this morning (Wednesday 12 November) of MUNZ members at the Ports of Auckland endorsed a proposal from the branch executive for a way forward, after a positive meeting with port management earlier this week.
Mr Parsloe says a number of outstanding issues had been resolved.
“The new offer from POAL is by far the best to date, and provides a platform for moving forward to a Collective Agreement.”
Bargaining will continue to achieve a new Collective Agreement for the stevedores and engineering staff at the Port.
Mr Parsloe says as a sign of good faith the Union has decided to withdraw proceedings alleging undermining of the collective bargaining with Ports of Auckland Limited, which were to be heard at the Employment Court from 17 November 2014.