Ports of Auckland met today with representatives of the Maritime Union of New Zealand – MUNZ (Local 13) met today to consult on the company’s proposal to contract out.
This meeting was agreed upon following the last meeting on Friday 10 February.
MUNZ will continue with the week-long strike planned for February 24 which will add futher to the cost of the industrial action to date and it’s estimated that it will also cost MUNZ 289 members at the Port an estimated $450,000 in lost wages.
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.
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