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Maritime Union Says There Is No Option – Tony Gibson Must Go As Ports Of Auckland CEO

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 3:02 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says it is not credible, or morally acceptable, for Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson to remain in his job. Mr Gibson admitted in a press conference this week he did not know what had been going on at the port around health and safety ... More >>

Maritime Union Calls For Ports Of Auckland CEO To Go

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 11:55 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed the release of the Auckland Council commissioned report into health and safety failings at the Ports of Auckland – and says its findings mean the current CEO must be removed. Maritime Union of New Zealand National ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Ports Of Auckland Health And Safety Report Must Be Released

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 2:31 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the failure to promptly take steps to enable the public release of a health and safety report at Ports of Auckland should be the final straw for the Auckland Council. Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says the ... More >>

Maersk should be employing New Zealand seafarers for its new local service

Monday, 8 March 2021, 3:53 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says an international shipper is threatening the future of New Zealand coastal shipping by exploiting legal loopholes. Global shipping giant Maersk has announced a new service called Sirius Star which will use two overseas flagged ... More >>

Maritime Workers Welcome Statements From Mayor And Minister On Ports Of Auckland Health And Safety

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:31 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed comments from the Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff and Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety, Michael Wood, that they expect major changes at the Ports when the new Auckland Council-commissioned safety report is ... More >>

Latest Ports Of Auckland Automation Bungle Shows Project Needs To Go On Ice

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 12:04 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says Ports of Auckland needs to cut its losses and put its automation project on hold to alleviate pressure on New Zealand businesses. And if management won't, then the Auckland Council need to intervene before any more damage is done ... More >>

New Conviction For Death Shows Health And Safety Crisis In The Waterfront Industry

Monday, 1 February 2021, 5:09 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says there is a health and safety crisis in the waterfront industry, after the conviction of a stevedoring employer whose negligence led to the death of a young woman employee. Shannon Brooke Rangihuna-Kemp, 29, an ISO Limited stevedore ... More >>

COVID Threat In New Zealand Ports Has A Solution

Friday, 29 January 2021, 11:38 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The union representing seafarers and port workers says the latest case of COVID-19 in a New Zealand port is a concern, but the problem has a solution. A crew member aboard the Pan Gloris currently in the Port of Tauranga tested positive for COVID-19 ... More >>

Ports Of Auckland Management COVID-19 Story "embarrassing"

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 4:35 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says claims by Ports of Auckland that Government quarantine regulations are to blame for their failures are embarrassing and should be withdrawn. A POAL spokesperson complained on Mike Hosking's Breakfast Radio show yesterday about a ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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