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.
Press releases were issued this morning by the Maritime Union of New Zealand, and our allies in the Labour and Green Parties. They are reprinted below.
On 7 July 2016 the International Transport Workers’ Federation and International Dockworkers’ Council are organising to observe a global day of action that recognises the important contribution dockworkers make to the global economy, the risks they face at work every day and their growing concerns for the future regarding attacks on their working conditions.
A massive payroll error means New Zealanders are owed billions in holiday backpay.
But every day a million dollars of that debt is being written off as it passes the six year statute of limitations. Tell the government to stop the clock on the write-off while we get this problem fixed.