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Maritime Union of New ZealandPorts of Auckland row damaging to economy

The Maritime Union says the Ports of Auckland is too important to the country to be drawn into a local power struggle.

Maritime Union of New ZealandNew Zealand maritime workers back Australian tug crews in Svitzer dispute

Svitzer management are attempting clawbacks of wages, reducing job security, and undermining safety standards, for their Australian tug crews.

Maritime Union of New ZealandSpotlight needs to go on Ports of Auckland privatization rumours

The Maritime Union is concerned about rumours of privatization at the Ports of Auckland, involving global network terminal operator (GNT) DP World leasing operations.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionLocal 56 Ship Scalers reach tentative agreement with NRC Environmental Services

Local 56 Ship Scalers and Painters Union has worked in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for decades providing vessel and tank maintenance, oil recovery, and other hazardous waste removal

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Maritime Union of New ZealandPorts of Auckland Dispute: Ten Years On

This publication commemorates ten years since the 2012 Ports of Auckland Dispute. It provides the history of the dispute in pictures and words, and was published for the special ten year anniversary events held by the Maritime Union of New Zealand in Auckland in October 2022.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionLocal 7’s years-long efforts pay off with new regular cargo service

When the Blue Everton bulk carrier arrived at the Port of Bellingham on October 15 and Local 7 loaded the vessel with recycled metals, the event marked the beginning of a new era – and the end of a 20-year drought of regular service at the U.S. West Coast’s northernmost port

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International Longshore and Warehouse UnionLEAD brings the ‘Heat & Hammer’ to train the next generation of ILWU leaders

Maritime Union of New ZealandMajor changes coming to New Zealand waterfront employment

The New Zealand waterfront industry is on the brink of a new era, thanks to years of organizing work and the dedication of one waterfront worker in particular.

Maritime Union of New ZealandKiwiRail fined $240,500 for “needless accident” on Kaitaki

The dangers of loading heavy vehicles onto vessels are under the spotlight following the prosecution of KiwiRail and a towing contractor.

Maritime Union of New ZealandWaihi 2022: 110 years commemoration

On 12 November 1921 was ‘Black Tuesday’, when Waihi miner Fred Evans was killed while on strike with 1,500 of his workmates. The Waihi Miners’ Strike was a pivotal point in Aotearoa New Zealand’s industrial relations history and every year we remember Fred and the significant impact of the strike.

Maritime Union of New ZealandWar on the Wharves VII – 12 October 2022

Maritime Unions of Australia and New Zealand have come together with a charity boxing event “War on The Wharves” represented by their members to raise donations for Souths Cares. Live stream here.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritimes magazine September 2022

News and views from the Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union of New ZealandPorts of Auckland must not be privatized

Ports must remain in the full ownership of Auckland Council.

Maritime Union of New ZealandAutomation report confirms total debacle with failed Ports of Auckland project

A new report into the failure of the automation project at Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) is a shocking indictment of previous management. What can be learned?

Maritime Union of New ZealandNew container service sees New Zealand shipping going from strength to strength

New Zealand coastal shipping is on an unprecedented growth curve as another New Zealand crewed ship comes onto the New Zealand coast.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime workers back locked out Kawerau pulp and paper workers

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing locked out pulp and paper workers at the Essity plant in Kawerau.

Maritime Union of New ZealandConcerns about crew welfare after seafarer lost overboard

The Maritime Union says that the loss overboard of a crew member aboard a bulk carrier Berge Rishiri is very concerning.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU Local 5 raises money for striking Alabama coal miners

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU activists flock to Labor Notes conference amid labor movement resurgence

Maritime Union of New ZealandInterislander ferries mark 60 years of service

The Interislander ferries are celebrating sixty years of service.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionJim Norton: “Union Man”

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Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union of New Zealand affiliates to International Dockerworkers Council (IDC)

The IDC (International Dockworkers Council) is an association formed by organizations of dockworkers from all over the world. It is defined by its basic principles as being a united, independent, democratic, assembly-based working-class organization.

Maritime Union of New ZealandTransport unions renew calls for Marsden Point refinery to be restarted

Two of New Zealand’s main transport unions are urging the Marsden Point refinery be returned to functioning status, if necessary through Government ownership.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionDiversity is strength: ILWU’s first Annual Women, Trans, and Non-binary Workers’ Conference

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionGlobal dockers, ILWU strengthen bonds of solidarity at IDC 9th General Assembly

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionWe are the ILWU: Local 18 West Sacramento, CA

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionAlways Bargain Collectively: Portland preschool teachers and the ABC’s of worker power

Maritime Union of New ZealandCoastal shipping rebound offers a bright future

Supply chain problems will soon be relieved by the rapid scaling up of New Zealand’s coastal shipping capability.

Maritime Union of New ZealandNew Maersk coastal service a breakthrough for New Zealand shipping

New Zealand coastal shipping is experiencing a once in a generation shift, with the announcement of another new coastal shipping service with feature two New Zealand crewed vessels.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU-PMA begin negotiations on new Coastwise Contract

Maritime Union of New ZealandITF: Common sense and international solidarity prevail as Ports of Auckland abandons failed automation drive

The world’s largest global transport union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has joined the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) in supporting the decision by the Ports of Auckland to abandon its costly automation programme.

Maritime Union of New ZealandTrans-Tasman shipping could boost trade and jobs

The election of a Labor Government in Australia could provide potential benefits for trans-Tasman shipping.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionLocal 8 affiliate’s solidarity wins improvements in new agreement with Ash Grove Cement

Maritime Union of New ZealandTransport workers welcome international support for Fair Pay Agreements

Two of New Zealand’s leading transport unions have welcomed international support for the proposed Fair Pay Agreements (FPA’s).

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union calls for ex-CEO to be dumped from port directorships

It is indefensible that former CEO Tony Gibson still holds directorships with companies associated with Ports of Auckland Limited.

Maritime Union of New ZealandWorkers vindicated as Ports of Auckland abandons automation

The Maritime Union says its longstanding opposition to automation at the Ports of Auckland has been vindicated after the project was canned.

Maritime Union of New ZealandEnrol to vote

It's important to enrol to vote and ensure your voice is heard.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionSouthern California ILWU Locals honor fallen workers at First Blood memorial in San Pedro

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionRally to support ILWU Local 20 members in Wilmington, CA June 6th

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritimes Magazine Winter 2022 online

The official magazine of the Maritime Union of New Zealand

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionLeadership Education and Development Institute: September 18-23, 2022

Maritime Union of New ZealandUnbroken: Auckland Local 13 and the decade long struggle at Ports of Auckland

MUNZ National President Carl Findlay writes on the long battle for respect and a voice for Ports of Auckland workers.

Maritime Union of New ZealandNew Zealand coastal shipping boost “biggest turnaround this century”

New initiative will see four or more New Zealand operated ships come into service on the New Zealand coast.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionWomen on the Waterfront – Our Past and Future: Local 19 Education Committee celebrates Women’s History

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionMax Vekich goes to Washington

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Maritime Union of New ZealandPort unions says health and safety judgement must be appealed

Stevedoring company ISO has walked away from health and safety charges, despite the lives of several workers being put at severe risk in a preventable incident.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU Statement on the Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU elected officials give unprecedented interview with Port of L.A.’s Gene Seroka

Maritime Union of New ZealandMay Day greetings from the Maritime Union of New Zealand

Crew on the Valentine, Cook Strait, New Zealand

Maritime Union of New ZealandNew Zealand maritime workers solidarity with ILWU

Along with other affiliates of the International Transport Workers Federation, MUNZ supports the LWU in their upcoming negotiations.

Maritime Union of New ZealandPort workers welcome port health and safety review

Unions have made a joint statement to express their unity and determination to prevent any more unnecessary deaths in New Zealand ports, and have stated their willingness to work with the Government’s initiatives.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union statement on Lyttelton port death

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the death of an Lyttelton port worker is the tragic loss of life of another worker and has shaken the maritime industry.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union joins meeting to keep Marsden Point refinery in operation

Public meeting at the Forum North Centre, Whangarei, 1 pm Sunday 24 April 2022.

Maritime Union of New ZealandUnions call for national standards in stevedoring health and safety

Unions in the ports and maritime sector are demanding national stevedoring standards be introduced to deal with the health and safety crisis in New Zealand ports.

Maritime Union of New ZealandDeath at Ports of Auckland

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is very sad to report the death of a worker at Wallace Investments stevedores at the Ports of Auckland this morning Tuesday 19 April 2022.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU statement on the passing of Jimmy Nolan

Maritime Union of New ZealandLoss of coastal tankers a severe blow to New Zealand maritime industry

Unions representing ship crews says the removal of two New Zealand coastal tankers by petrol companies is disappointing and has damaged New Zealand’s maritime industry. New Zealand will then be completely reliant on overseas shipping to supply our fuel – with no backup.

Maritime Union of New ZealandThe DockCast: ITF Young Dockers Podcast with Paddy Crumlin

Young dockers Nick Loridan (ABBV-BTB Belgium) and Viri Gomez (ILWU Canada) caught up with MUA National Secretary, ITF Dockers’ Section Chair, and ITF President, Paddy Crumlin.

Maritime Union of New ZealandWellington Branch Newsletter April 2022

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