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POAL Confident in Current Process 

Ports of Auckland has confirmed that it has received notice that lawyers acting for the Maritime Union (MUNZ local 13) have today filed several proceedings with both the Employment Court and the Employment Relations Authority relating to the Collective Bargaining process, and the proposal to contract out.  

The Port will be taking the time to review the proceedings in detail. 

However, Ports of Auckland is confident in the parallel processes it is working through in regard to Collective Bargaining and consultation with its employees on the contracting out proposal. 


Ports of Auckland Ltd is New Zealand’s most important port, handling around 894,000 TEU (20ft-equivalent units), more than 1,500 ship calls and 3.5 m tonnes of break-bulk (non-containerised) cargo per annum. It is New Zealand’s leading import port and a key partner to export and import industries, as well as New Zealand’s premier cruise port and vehicle import gateway. Ports of Auckland is 100%-owned by Auckland Council Investments Ltd.   

For further information contact:  


Anne-Marie Petersen 

Communications Advisor 

P: 09 348 5393 

M: 021 981 747 


Dee Radhakrishnan 
Communications Executive  
P: 09 348 5247  
M: 027 288 5596  
E: [email protected] 



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