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We support West Australian offshore workers 0

We support West Australian offshore workers

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is supporting strike action by Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) members in the West Australian offshore oil and gas industry.

Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Joe Fleetwood says many New Zealanders work in the Australian maritime industry.

He says that the Maritime Union of New Zealand works closely with the MUA and other unions in international alliances such as the Trans Tasman Oil and Gas Alliance.

Mr Fleetwood says the Australian workers had the full support of maritime workers around the world.

Maritime Union calling for international support for Telecom engineers 0

Maritime Union calling for international support for Telecom engineers

The Maritime Union has added its weight to the struggle of Telecom lines engineers fighting to protect their jobs.

Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Trevor Hanson says maritime workers will be supporting the Telecom lines engineers, who are members of the EPMU, in their battle against contracting out.

He says a special national executive meeting of the Maritime Union has been called for Monday, which will be followed by communications with the International Transport Workers Federation based in London and its New Zealand union affiliates, as well as Australian maritime unions.

Work stoppage announced for Ports of Auckland 0

Work stoppage announced for Ports of Auckland

Workers at the Ports of Auckland have issued a strike notice in order to hold a stop work meeting between 12 noon and 4.30pm on Friday 5 June 2009 to discuss employment issues.

The Maritime Union of New Zealand announced the stoppage after mediation with port company management about new work conditions for union members to avoid redundancies took place on Thursday 21 May.

Maritime Union of New Zealand Local 13 President Denis Carlisle says the stopwork meeting will bring together workers at the Port to discuss ongoing negotiations around their expired collective employment agreement, which had been impacted by a management plan to slash jobs.

Maritime Union members to meet during 24 hour strike at Ports of Auckland 0

Maritime Union members to meet during 24 hour strike at Ports of Auckland

The Maritime Union says it is committed to a resolution in the Ports of Auckland dispute, and members will be discussing a way forward during a one day strike that starts tonight.

Around 300 workers in the Ports of Auckland container terminal stevedoring, road, rail, shuttle and engineering services areas will withdraw labour for a 24 hour period starting at 10.59pm on Tuesday 2 December.

Maritime Union confirms Ports of Auckland strike action 0

Maritime Union confirms Ports of Auckland strike action

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has confirmed strike action at the Ports of Auckland for Tuesday 2 December and Wednesday 3 December 2008.

Fourteen days notice of the strike action was given to the Ports of Auckland management early this afternoon by Maritime Union Local 13, which represents waterfront and other workers at the Port.