The Maritime Union of New Zealand has welcomed the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention by the New Zealand Government.
Tagged: Health and safety
The Maritime Union of New Zealand is concerned about the reduction in monitoring of international shipping by Maritime New Zealand, the Government agency responsible for ensuring a “safe, secure and clean” maritime environment.
The Government must get the Health and Safety Reform Bill back on track and not water down its central protections for workers.
The Maritime Union says a straddle accident at Port Chalmers on Wednesday 1 July involved one of its members.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand has noted the guilty plea of the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) to charges laid by Worksafe following the death of port worker Brad Fletcher in August 2014.