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Stevedoring Company Broke Law Around Union Access

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:03 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Australian-owned stevedoring company ISO was breaking the law when it tried to prevent Maritime Union representatives access to its Whangarei workplace at Northport. In a 17 December 2021 finding, the Employment Relations Authority ordered ISO to comply ... More >>

New Zealand’s Fuel Security At Risk

Monday, 13 December 2021, 8:32 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand should not rely on assurances of international fuel companies about our fuel security, as the fallout from the closure of Marsden Point refinery continues. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig ... More >>

Maritime Union Welcomes New Era At Ports Of Auckland

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:24 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed the appointment of Roger Gray as Ports of Auckland CEO. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the appointment marks a new start for the troubled Port. He says after a decade of difficult and ... More >>

Ongoing Shipping Crisis Needs Clear Analysis And Immediate Action

Monday, 6 December 2021, 10:25 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the ongoing crisis in shipping and supply chains requires clear analysis and immediate action. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says new developments are worsening rather than improving New Zealand’s ... More >>

Maritime Union Welcomes New Coastal Shipping Report Priorities

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12:10 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed a new report on coastal shipping released today by Minister of Transport the Hon. Michael Wood. The Coastal Shipping Investment Approach State-of-Play report was commissioned by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, to help ... More >>

Maritime Union Calls For Levy To Safeguard New Zealand’s Fuel Security

Monday, 29 November 2021, 12:28 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand needs to keep its own fuel tankers on the coast to ensure fuel security, paid for by a small fuel levy. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the closure of Marsden Point refinery was ... More >>

Maritime Union Calls For Government Review Of Marsden Point Closure

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 3:29 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the closure of Marsden Point refinery is sending New Zealand on a high risk track at a bad time. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the closure is a giant step backwards for New Zealand’s energy ... More >>

Court Ruling Signals Big Changes For Shift Workers On Waterfront

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 11:34 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

A new court decision means employers will be required to compensate workers for their “availability” for shifts. Maritime Union member George Lye took a case against his employer, Tauranga based stevedore ISO, over the availability clause ... More >>

Maritime Union Backs Campaign To Reduce Shipping Emissions To Net Zero

Monday, 1 November 2021, 2:26 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing a global worker-led campaign to reduce emissions in the shipping industry to net zero by 2050. The Maritime Union is an affiliate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). The ITF is ... More >>

Clarification Needed On MIQ For New Zealand Crews

Friday, 22 October 2021, 1:20 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The union representing New Zealand seafarers is asking the Government to provide more clarity around MIQ rules for crews working in international waters. Maritime Union Wellington Branch Secretary Jim King says MUNZ members can’t understand the ... More >>

Downsides Of Marsden Point Closure Are Increasing

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 9:16 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says further threats are emerging from the closure of Marsden Point refinery. It has been reported that the cost of bitumen will be rising by 40%. Bitumen is now imported after its local production was phased out as part of the ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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