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Ports Of Auckland Management Decisions Behind Delays

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 12:02 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union is questioning the reasons provided for ongoing delays at the Ports of Auckland. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says there is a need for an honest conversation about what has gone wrong at the ... More >>

Skilled New Zealand Workers Turned Down For Jobs At Ports Of Auckland

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 5:41 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says skilled New Zealand workers are being turned down for jobs at the Ports of Auckland. Ports of Auckland Limited CEO Tony Gibson has told media that there are no New Zealand workers available for key jobs including crane and ... More >>

Maritime Union Demands Tougher Penalties For Reckless Managers

Friday, 4 December 2020, 4:56 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union wants managers and board chairs held individually accountable for workplace deaths. Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says tougher penalties were needed following the sentencing of Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) ... More >>

New COVID Case Shows Urgent Need For Coastal Shipping Reform

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 2:44 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

A port worker’s positive test for COVID-19 has highlighted the need to limit the number of international ports in New Zealand and implement domestic coastal shipping on a hub and spoke model, says the Maritime Union of New Zealand. Union National ... More >>

Transport Plan A Chance To Rebuild Coastal Shipping

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 1:05 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union welcomes the Government’s transport policy, which was released today, as an opportunity to restore New Zealand’s coastal shipping industry and repeal section 198 of the Maritime Transport Act, says Maritime Union National Secretary ... More >>

Maritime Workers Back Ports Of Auckland Health And Safety Review

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 2:06 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union is backing a health and safety review at Ports of Auckland. The inquiry was announced on 14 September by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff after the death of a stevedore working as a lasher aboard a ship at the port on 30 August. Maritime ... More >>

Maritime Union calls on ports to stop spewing methyl bromide

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:15 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand welcomes the decision by Ports of Auckland to stop releasing methyl bromide emissions into the air. More >>

Maritime Union mourns death of Wellington member

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 3:12 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Union members and fellow workers around New Zealand mourn the loss of a friend, colleague and comrade who died yesterday in Wellington Hospital. The 60-year-old man suffered severe head injuries while working at Centreport on Tuesday 31st January. ... More >>

Maritime Union mourns loss of Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 1:08 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand mourns the death of union leader Helen Kelly, aged 52. More >>

Union welcomes ratification of Maritime Labour Convention

Friday, 11 March 2016, 3:37 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has welcomed the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention by the New Zealand Government. More >>

Maritime workers add voice to TPPA opposition

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 12:48 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union strongly opposes the TPPA, and is supporting the mass action against the signing of the secretive trade deal in Auckland tomorrow (Thursday 4 February). More >>

Maritime Union concerned with reduction in ship inspections

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:32 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is concerned about the reduction in monitoring of international shipping by Maritime New Zealand, the Government agency responsible for ensuring a “safe, secure and clean” maritime environment. More >>

Maritime Union backs calls for coastal shipping boost

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 4:08 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union is backing calls for the Government to get behind the coastal shipping sector. More >>

Union acknowledges sentencing for Lyttelton port death

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 5:46 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has acknowledged the sentencing of Lyttelton Port Company for the 2014 death of Lyttelton port worker Brad Fletcher. More >>

Meddling with health and safety bill a disgrace

Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:00 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has denounced the watering down of the Health and Safety Reform Bill as pandering to a greedy and irresponsible minority. More >>

Maritime Union comes to assistance of distressed crew

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:39 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

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. More >>

Trans Tasman maritime unions meet with politicians

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:17 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

A global campaign against oil operator Chevron has come to New Zealand, with maritime unions saying the company has a bad record of dealing with local communities around the world. More >>

Maritime Union statement on Port Otago straddle accident

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 4:54 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says a straddle accident at Port Chalmers today Wednesday 1 July involved one of its members. More >>

Maritime Union warning on port privatisation

Monday, 8 June 2015, 12:43 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has repeated its warnings that the Christchurch City Council should not privatise key assets including the Port of Lyttelton. More >>

Maritime Union welcomes sentencing in port death case

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:10 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed the sentencing of a port company following the death of a union member in a workplace accident in 2013. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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