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POAL response to latest MUNZ strike notice

POAL’s focus is on running the Port and on implementing yesterday’s decision to get the Port up to the full productivity we need as soon as possible. MUNZ should now be focussed on the future of its members and be engaging constructively around the redundancy implementation process and allowing members to make decisions about their futures. MUNZ further 14 day strike notice today was expected.

We will continue to operate the container terminal at higher productivity levels than achieved in the past. We attribute this immediate gain to the commitment of our non-union employees. We are grateful for our continuing customer support to keep goods flowing in and out of Auckland, this week we will have exchanged 2200 containers.” ENDS

Please attribute to Ports of Auckland Chairman, Richard Pearson.


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:

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

Anne-Marie Petersen

Communications Advisor

P: 09 348 5393

M: 021 981 747 E: [email protected]

After Hours Media Contact Number (5.30 pm – 8.00 am): 09 348 5040