The Maritime Union says Ports of Auckland needs to cut its losses and put its automation project on hold to alleviate pressure on New Zealand businesses.
Stevedoring employer ISO’s negligence led to the death of a young woman employee in 2018. This is a symptom of the health and safety crisis on the New Zealand waterfront.
Claims by Ports of Auckland that Government quarantine regulations are to blame for their failures are embarrassing and should be withdrawn.
Workers at Port Otago are going on the front foot in a public campaign to change aggressive management tactics which are threatening the future of the region’s export hub.
This week on Thursday 3 December, the chair of the Board for Ports of Auckland Limited, Liz Coutts, was presented with an Deloitte Top 200 award for Chairperson of the Year in recognition of business excellence and leadership.
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.