An application for facilitation between Ports of Auckland and the Maritime Union was filed with the Employment Relations Authority this morning.
The Company is committed to achieving a collective that is modern and provides the flexibility the business needs and is hopeful of achieving agreement through facilitation.
The next step will be to discuss the application with the Authority.
Facilitation is a formal process, convened by the Employment Relations Authority. The Authority Member listens to both parties, and can then make non-binding recommendations about what the terms of the collective should be, or what the parties should do to reach agreement.