STUC send message of solidarity to the Maritime Union of New Zealand

March 12th 2012

MUNZ

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has today sent a message of solidarity to the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) supporting it in its fight to establish a new collective agreement with the Port of Auckland Limited (POAL). POAL has issued redundancy notices, hired non-unionised contracted workers and offered individual employment agreements in an apparent bid to divide the workforce. You can sign the petition in support of the MUNZ campaign to secure meaningful negotiations with the employer here

Ports of Auckland families tell their story in online video

Ports of Auckland workers and their families struggling to defend secure jobs and their livelihoods have taken their message to the people in a three minute online video.

The workers and their families explain how changes being promoted by management of the Auckland City owned port will affect their families.

Maritime Union National President Garry Parsloe says the video provides a short but hard hitting insight into the real issues of casualization and contracting out.

“Our members are hard working family people and once people see this video, they will appreciate what is at stake in this dispute.”

Mr Parsloe says the workers at the Port have been vilified by their employer in public, even though some have worked at the port for decades, contributing to its success and contributing to Auckland as ratepayers and citizens.

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