The union representing seafarers and port workers says the latest case of COVID-19 in a New Zealand port is a concern, but the problem has a solution.Read more
Foreign crew aboard a detained ship in Tauranga have received interim payments totalling thousands of dollars after unions intervened following several months of serious problems.Read more
Comments from a Port of Tauranga manager about deaths and injuries in their port during a Radio New Zealand interview are unacceptable.Read more
An official report that exposed massive safety risks around toxic gases in shipping containers shows workers are being placed in danger every day.Read more
The Maritime Union has renewed calls for inspection reports on the Rena to be made public and for clarification of what a Maritime New Zealand inspection involves.Read more
The Maritime Union says that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members.Read more
The Maritime Union is backing rallies in New Zealand ports over the next week to end the use of methyl bromide.Read more
The Maritime Union says that co-operation between ports and regions is vital to the future of the maritime industry and New Zealand.
Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the proposed merger of Ports of Auckland and Port of Tauranga needs to be managed as part of a national ports strategy driven by regional co-operation.
He says that the recent coastal shipping report by the Shipping Federation and the announcement of a Government review into casualization of employment showed that good work was being done on the problems faced by the maritime industry.Read more