ITF comment on Ports of Auckland, New Zealand:
In the wake of initial signs [...]
The Maritime Union of New Zealand has rejected what it called a “cut and paste” collective agreement offer from the Ports of Auckland after the first day of mediation between the two parties.
The two-day mediation is intended to work through the port’s offer of a collective agreement to the union workforce, which it had [...]
Auckland wharfies are today relieved to hear that they can return to work to get the Port up and running again for Auckland.
Following further hearings before the Employment Court this morning, Ports of Auckland has withdrawn its lockout notice and stopped its plan to dismiss its workforce and contract [...]
Today’s injunction stopping Ports of Auckland progressing its plans to dismiss and replace its workforce, combined with the company’s plan of an indefinite lockout, leaves Auckland Council with no choice but to intervene to find a workable solution to the industrial dispute, the Maritime Union said today.
Today the Employment [...]
The battle between the Ports of Auckland and its wharfies escalated again yesterday, despite both sides agreeing to head back to mediation.
As watersiders met at noon to vote on whether to end their current strike the port company issued the Maritime Union with a notice locking the workers out.
It has given [...]
Nearly 300 sacked wharfies have been served a lock out notice by Ports of Auckland, just a day after learning they will be getting their jobs back, the union claims.
The Maritime Union said ports workers were served an official lock out notice from Ports of Auckland this morning, to take effect in two weeks. [...]
Note: The battle for union jobs in New Zealand has frequent updates. Check back soon to learn the latest.
From the New Zealand Herald:
Nearly 300 sacked port workers have won back their jobs after Ports of Auckland’s u-turn decision to drop moves to replace them with contractors and re-enter collective agreement talks with the [...]
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Two thousand people marched in solidarity for the Maritime Union workers who lost their jobs this week and now the Australian Maritime Union have weighed in too – with its members refusing to unload a ship that was worked on by non-union staff in Auckland.
“These guys are [...]
The Maritime Union says it will take legal action over the “unlawful” dismissal of nearly 300 workers.
Port of Auckland, the council-owned port company, faces an $11.5 million redundancy payout and weeks of disruption after a decision yesterday to make redundant almost 300 workers and replace them with contractors.
Following the decision, the union is [...]
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