Secure jobs safe after Port of Napier resolution

Maritime workers are celebrating tonight after a successful resolution of the Port of Napier dispute in mediation this afternoon.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the week long dispute had been about secure local jobs being preserved at the port.

“We wanted shipping companies to be able to use stevedores where secure local jobs could be achieved. Shipping companies wanted a solution, we supplied one, and the port is back in action as of now.”

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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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