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Get out and vote

Seafarers Ben and Byron are voting in the General Election in September 2014 and having their say about the Government.

To find out more about how you can vote or get your workmates, friends and family voting, visit the union website www.getoutandvote.org.nz

Maritime Union outlines 2011 election priorities 0

Maritime Union outlines 2011 election priorities

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says secure jobs, improved wages and conditions, national sovereignty, and major improvements to New Zealand’s maritime and transport policy are its election priorities.

Workers under threat from slack regulation of industry standards 0

Workers under threat from slack regulation of industry standards

The Maritime Union is warning that New Zealand workers are under threat due to lack of regulation and enforcement of standards in industry.

Police surveillance a waste of time and money 0

Police surveillance a waste of time and money

The Maritime Union says police have better things to do than expending major resources on running surveillance operations on union pickets and political groups.

Maritime Union thanks Sue Bradford for her support for workers 0

Maritime Union thanks Sue Bradford for her support for workers

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has thanked Green MP Sue Bradford, who announced her resignation from Parliament today, for her support for workers and those without a voice in the political process.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says Sue Bradford was a friend of the Maritime Union and all workers.

“Sue was a principle driven politician during her time in Parliament who was ahead of her time and who provided a contrast to many other faceless representatives.”

Maritime Union puts forward 2008 election goals 0

Maritime Union puts forward 2008 election goals

The Maritime Union has announced its priorities for the 2008 election.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the Union wants to see the return of a Labour-led Government to continue what he describes as incremental but positive moves to develop the maritime and transport industries.

Mr Hanson says the Maritime Union is strongly endorsing the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) election policy document, especially regarding key issues such as wages, employment relations, health and safety, ACC, and transport.