February 27, 2024

Maritime workers stand strong on Ports of Auckland picket

A positive upbeat mood and a sense of unity and determination is present at the Maritime Union of New Zealand picket line outside Ports of Auckland today.

250 workers at the Ports of Auckland container terminals are on strike for better pay and conditions.

Maritime Union of New Zealand Auckland Waterfront Branch Local 13 President Denis Carlisle says there is a sense of determination amongst striking workers, with a high level of interest from the general public.

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Ports of Auckland workers want their share

Maritime workers at Ports of Auckland say their industrial action is about getting a fair share of the profit their hard work generates.

Workers at the Ports of Auckland will be on strike from 0700 hours on 2 October 2007 to 0659 hours on 4 October.

Maritime Union Auckland Waterfront Branch Local 13 President Denis Carlisle says that maritime workers are the engine driving the success of New Zealand’s biggest container port.

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Maritime Union says Ports of Auckland pay tactics have backfired

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has gone on the front foot in the Ports of Auckland dispute, saying the port company has badly mishandled the situation.

Maritime Union members at the Ports of Auckland voted to take two day strike action starting 2 October, after management started to make unauthorized payments into bank accounts.

Maritime Union of New Zealand Auckland Waterfront Local 13 President Denis Carlisle says Ports of Auckland management have generated a backlash amongst workers.

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Maritime Union joins hospital picket lines in Invercargill

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is throwing its weight behind locked out hospital workers around New Zealand.

Hundreds of low paid employees of Spotless Services Limited have been locked out of their work. The lockout is now on day six.

In Invercargill, members of the Bluff branch of the Maritime Union have travelled up from the Bluff waterfront to join the picket lines at the hospital.

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Cash bounty for missing crew members could attract criminals

The Maritime Union says cash bounties being offered for missing overseas fishing crew members is extremely dangerous and is of dubious legality.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says he is concerned about a new trend that has private operators fronting up big money to track down missing crew members.

An advertisement placed in the Otago Daily Times today offers an $1000 bounty for information about missing crew member Kismo Pakistan who left his vessel the FV Oyang 70 in Dunedin on 5 June 2007.

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