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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Port of Los Angeles enters alliance with Auckland, Guangzhou

A newly-signed agreement between officials representing the ports of Los Angeles, Auckland, New Zealand and Guangzhou, China calls for greater cooperation between leaders there.

The deal to create a so-called Tripartite Ports Alliance between port officials for the three cities was signed Thursday at a summit. The meeting followed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s November […]

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ITF announces ‘victory for the good guys’ in long running Auckland dispute

In March 2013, ILWU delegates stood in solidarity with the Maritime Union of New Zealand against outsourcing and anti-union tactics employed by POAL. Pictured: MUNZ officers Joe Fleetwood and Garry Parsloe, with ILWU International Vice President-Mainland Ray Familathe in the center.

Good news for New Zealand dockworkers from the International Transport Workers’ federation:

The […]

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Maritime Union of New Zealand supports ILWU in letter to PMA

Last year, the ILWU supported Maritime Union of New Zealand workers in their fight for good jobs in the Port of Auckland. Pictured are MUNZ officers Joe Fleetwood and Garry Parsloe, with ILWU International Vice President-Mainland Ray Familathe in the center.

Joe Fleetwood, National Secretary of the Maritime Union of New Zealand, has sent […]

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Ports of Auckland wins back Maersk service

The Port of Tauranga’s share price fell after Ports of Auckland announced that shipping line Maersk would resume its Southern Star service to Auckland, starting from July.

The Southern Star service moved from Auckland to Tauranga at the height of the port’s bitter dispute with the Maritime Union in December, 2011.

In 2011, Maersk said […]

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ITF Reiterates Global Support for MUNZ Workers in Auckland

In March, ILWU delegates stood in solidarity with the Maritime Union of New Zealand against outsourcing and anti-union tactics employed by POAL. Pictured: MUNZ officers Joe Fleetwood and Garry Parsloe, with ILWU International Vice President-Mainland Ray Familathe in the center.

ITF comment on Ports of Auckland, New Zealand:

In the wake of initial signs […]

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Ports of Auckland fined $40,000 for illegal actions against its workforce

The Employment Relations Authority has fined the Ports of Auckland $40,000 for illegally employing strike breaking contractors during industrial action at the Port earlier this year.

Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) broke the law when they employed an overseas engineer at the cost of $10,000 a week to undertake the work of MUNZ members.

In […]

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Maritime Union holds 4th Triennial Conference 6–9 November 2012

The Maritime Union held its 4th Triennial Conference in Wellington from Tuesday 6 November to Friday 9 November.

Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Joe Fleetwood says the Conference concludes a three year period of intense activity for the Union.

He says that the Ports of Auckland dispute had been on the agenda, along […]

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Rebel Ports of Auckland union signs collective agreement

MUNZ members, seen above, have fought the Ports of Auckland’s casualization plans. A breakaway group of workers has signed a scab collective agreement giving the Port an agreement inferior to the MUNZ contract.

PortPro is an officially registered union for Ports of Auckland workers, but don’t expected the Council of Trade Unions to support […]

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New Zealand: New ports bill a positive move

From the Maritime Union of New Zealand:

Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Joe Fleetwood

The Maritime Union says a new members bill that will increase the transparency and accountability of publicly owned New Zealand ports is a positive move and has wide support.

Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Joe Fleetwood says […]

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Council's moves to make Ports of Auckland a good employer welcomed by MUNZ

Garry Parsloe, President of MUNZ, accepts a check from ILWU Local 52 in March, presented by Local 52 President Andrea Stevenson to support MUNZ workers during their lockout. Photo by ILWU Local 40 President Dawn Des Brisay.

The Maritime Union has welcomed moves by the owners of Ports of Auckland to ensure it acts as […]

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MUNZ rejects “cut and paste” port offer

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 […]

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Great relief for Auckland wharfies and their families

MUNZ victory in Auckland

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 […]

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Director quits Auckland port board

The New Zealand media just reported:

Ports of Auckland director Rob Campbell has quit the port company board over differences in opinion.

Port chairman Richard Pearson confirmed Campbell’s resignation today, saying it ”resulted from differences in views on board strategy”.

Ports of Auckland is currently embroiled in a bitter and lengthy dispute with […]

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New Zealand: Port will pay wages to some union workers during lockout

ILWU VP Ray Familathe with MUNZ President Garry Parsloe, March 2012. Photo by Dawn Des Brisay, ILWU Local 40 President.

Ports of Auckland has agreed to pay some of its unionised workers a week’s wages before a planned lockout on April 6.

An Employment Court judge today heard the company’s “good faith” pledge to […]

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New Zealand ports plans now looking like a train wreck

From SaveOurPort.com

From SaveOurPort.com:

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 […]

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