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Maritime Union of New Zealand backs Fremantle port workers

Friday, 17 September 2021, 4:48 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing Fremantle port workers in their dispute with Qube Stevedores. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the dispute has identified global shipping conglomerate Wallenius Wilhelmsen ... More >>

Interisland ferry problems show need for rebuilding coastal shipping

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 12:48 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand’s shipping woes have now become worse, with the Interislander line having two thirds of its fleet going off line. Two Cook Strait Interislander ferries are out of action as the Aratere is to undergo dry dock maintenance ... More >>

New Zealand shipping answer to supply chain crisis

Monday, 13 September 2021, 10:15 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

As concerns about New Zealand’s supply chain grow, the Maritime Union says the answers are there to alleviate shipping and port congestion. More >>

Explanation Demanded On Ports’ Monster Payout To Ex-CEO

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 6:47 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing efforts to uncover why a million-dollar payment (on top of salary) was made to former Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson following his resignation earlier this year. The Mayor and Council has written a ‘please ... More >>

Auckland port workers call for worker representation

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 11:23 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union of New Zealand Auckland Branch Local 13 Secretary Russell Mayn says there are “1.7 million reasons” why this should happen immediately, following revelations on a payout made to former CEO Tony Gibson, who resigned in May. More >>

Maritime Union Describes CEO Payout As 'Unreal'

Sunday, 5 September 2021, 4:10 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has described a massive payout to the former CEO of Ports of Auckland as “unreal” and an insult to port workers, Auckland ratepayers, and the families of those who have died at Ports of Auckland. Tony Gibson resigned from ... More >>

Maritime Union flags concerns over coastal tanker threat

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 10:04 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand’s energy security is under threat as New Zealand flagged coastal tankers face an uncertain future. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the proposed closure of the Marsden Point oil refinery ... More >>

Maritime Union statement on port worker vaccination

Monday, 30 August 2021, 2:39 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has made a statement to confirm its position on the vaccination of port workers. More >>

Maritime Union Welcomes Charges Against Former Ports Of Auckland CEO

Friday, 13 August 2021, 7:03 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed news the individual facing charges for the 2020 death of a worker at the Ports of Auckland is former CEO Tony Gibson. The Ports of Auckland is also facing charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 filed ... More >>

Maritime Union Welcomes Charges Against Ports Of Auckland Following 2020 Death

Friday, 13 August 2021, 5:01 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed the announcement of charges against Ports of Auckland (POAL) following the 2020 death of a worker at the Ports. Mr Pala’amo (Amo) Kalati was killed on 30 August 2020 after being crushed when a container was dropped during ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Marsden Point Closure Will Threaten Energy Security

Friday, 6 August 2021, 8:26 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the closure of the Marsden Point oil refinery is a threat to New Zealand’s energy security. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says security and resilience are now the two most important factors ... More >>

Case For New Zealand Shipping Now Urgent

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 12:26 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand freight companies need to focus on a secure supply chain, and abandon the “low wage” ideology. Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says there is a growing realisation that New Zealand needed to have ... More >>

Maritime Union Calls For New Zealand Shipping To Resolve Supply Chain Crisis

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 7:21 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says there needs to be innovative responses to ongoing shipping congestion. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says it is essential that New Zealand develops its own shipping capacity and builds in ... More >>

Caution Required With More COVID Cases On Overseas Vessels

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 1:23 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says extra caution is needed in New Zealand ports following more cases of COVID-19 on overseas vessels. Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says overseas ships have to come into New Zealand, but vigilance is required. The ... More >>

Maritime Union Of New Zealand Responds To Mandatory Vaccination Order For Port Workers

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 6:05 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says it is supporting the Government move to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for port workers. Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says the need to protect port workers and the community is the main concern for the Union. ... More >>

Crew Welfare Needs To Be Considered After Viking Bay Case

Friday, 9 July 2021, 2:42 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says problems with quarantine for sick crew members aboard the Viking Bay show processes need to be tightened up. The Viking Bay has COVID-19 positive crew members on board off Taranaki, but Port Taranaki refused permission for the ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Infected Crew Members Highlights A Weak Point In Border Security

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 2:23 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Two COVID-positive foreign crew members are self-isolating on the Spanish-flagged deep sea fishing vessel Viking Bay off the Taranaki coast. The two crew members were part of a group of nine who arrived at Auckland Airport on Monday 5 July before driving ... More >>

Port Of Tauranga Is Responsible For Worker Harm

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 5:26 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has backed calls by whistle blowers at Port of Tauranga who have come forward after suffering serious workplace injuries. Several workers spoke to Newshub after suffering chronic injuries while driving long shifts on container straddles, ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Deepening Supply Chain Crisis Requires Action

Monday, 21 June 2021, 12:31 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand is facing a deepening crisis in our maritime supply chain, which requires bold thinking and speedy action to fix. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the global COVID-19 pandemic ... More >>

Automation Project At Ports Of Auckland Requires Intervention

Friday, 18 June 2021, 5:55 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The off button on automation at Ports of Auckland has been pressed until further notice, and there needs to be answers, says the Maritime Union. On the early morning of 17 June, a software fault resulted in a container which was being carried by an ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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