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 [...]
ILWU will be present at this rally in New Zealand on Saturday.
Firefighters could join forces with other embattled workers as the protest movement over workers’ rights in New Zealand escalates.
Fed up over lengthy negotiations, the Union of Professional Fire Fighters says its next step could be to join port workers, bureaucrats and [...]
Media in New Zealand are reporting heavily on the Ports of Auckland dispute, including this analysis today:
Almost 300 Ports of Auckland workers being asked to reapply for their jobs will struggle to regain their previous employment conditions through legal action, an employment law expert says.
After a long-running industrial dispute, the port company announced [...]
It’s important to note that progress has been made since the passage of this resolution, and the solidarity from labor unions around the world continues to be strong. On January 11, Plumbers and Fitters Local 393 in San Jose, CA, adopted the following resolution by unanimous vote:
Condemn Use of U.S. Military to [...]
Click here to download a pdf of this letter.
January 3, 2012
To: All Longshore, Clerk, and Walking Boss/Foreman Locals
Brothers and Sisters:
We are currently engaged in a labor dispute with one of our employers, EGT, in the Pacific Northwest. EGT continues to refuse to return to the negotiating table with Local 21 [...]
M.E.B.A. leadership has asked AMO members to respect the M.E.B.A picket line and not work on several ships including the Liberty Grace, and pointed out said that M.E.B.A did not interfere with AMO’s strike at American Steamship Company this past summer.
Liberty Maritime Corporation has found themselves in the midst of a heated labor [...]