Planet MUNZ Local 10

Maritime Union of New ZealandOngoing shipping crisis needs clear analysis and immediate action

New developments are worsening rather than improving New Zealand’s international freight links.

Maritime Union of New ZealandNew coastal shipping report welcomed

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the report has drawn on a wide range of input from the maritime industry and identified important areas for work.

Maritime Union of New ZealandWhy Steve got vaccinated

Steve works at the Lyttelton Port Company in Christchurch and got vaccinated to reduce the chance of bringing COVID-19 from his workplace to his wh?nau at home.

Maritime Union of New ZealandJohn Whiting retires after many years service to Maritime Union

A historic day as long serving Wellington official John Whiting has his last Wellington Branch executive meeting.

Maritime Union of New ZealandCalls for levy to safeguard New Zealand’s fuel security

New Zealand needs to keep its own fuel tankers on the coast to ensure fuel security, paid for by a small fuel levy.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union calls for Government review of Marsden Point closure

The closure of Marsden Point refinery is sending New Zealand on a high risk track at a bad time.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritimes magazine Spring 2021

The official magazine of the Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union of New ZealandWe are the Union

Find out more about the Maritime Union of New Zealand.

Maritime Union of New Zealand1951 waterfront lockout commemorated in Lyttelton

A weekend of events was held in Lyttelton on 12-14 November 2021, marking the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Waterfront Lockout.

Maritime Union of New ZealandCourt ruling signals big changes for shift workers on waterfront

A new court decision means employers will be required to compensate workers for their “availability” for shifts.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU/ITF honored at 2021 Maritime Industry Salute

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionLocal 19 Votes 93% in favor of LDC grain agreement

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionRoll Call: Wild Lilac teachers present and ready to bargain

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU President Willie Adams meets with President Biden to discuss supply chain crisis at historic White House meeting

Maritime Union of New ZealandTransport workers call for radical transformation to public ownership

Unions want transport to be supported by an energy transition plan, for a modal shift to publicly-owned transport, and for major investment in zero carbon transport infrastructure and services under democratic control.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime workers back campaign to reduce shipping emissions to net zero

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing a global worker-led campaign to reduce emissions in the shipping industry to net zero by 2050.

Maritime Union of New ZealandClarification needed on MIQ for New Zealand crews

The union representing New Zealand seafarers is asking the Government to provide more clarity around MIQ rules for crews working in international waters.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU Titled Officers, Coast Committeemen, and Executive Board sworn in

Maritime Union of New ZealandDownsides of Marsden Point closure are increasing

It has been reported that the cost of imported bitumen will be rising by 40%.

Maritime Union of New ZealandNo one is safe until we are all safe

Are you a transport worker? Add your name to the open letter from transport workers calling on the UK, Germany and Swiss governments to make vaccines available to all.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU support letter to IATSE

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionEd Asner, actor, labor leader and longtime friend of the ILWU

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionBellingham longshore workers play key role in Columbia River jetty repair

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionPaul Trani, former President of ILWU Local 63

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionSoCal unions celebrate Labor Day with solidarity, mutual aid

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU stands behind San Diego warehouse workers seeking union recognition

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionVideo message from President Willie Adams: Solidarity with the MUA

Maritime Union of New ZealandNew Zealand maritime workers back Fremantle port workers

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing Fremantle port workers in their dispute with Qube Stevedores.

Maritime Union of New ZealandInterisland ferry problems show need for rebuilding coastal shipping

It is urgent New Zealand rebuild a New Zealand flagged and crewed coastal shipping fleet that can provide reliable and efficient service for regional ports and inter-island trade.

Maritime Union of New ZealandNew Zealand shipping answer to supply chain crisis

As concerns about New Zealand’s supply chain grow, the Maritime Union says the answers are there to alleviate shipping and port congestion.

Maritime Union of New ZealandExplanation demanded on Ports’ monster payout to ex-CEO

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing efforts to uncover why a million-dollar payment (on top of salary) was made to former Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson following his resignation earlier this year.

Maritime Union of New ZealandAuckland port workers call for worker representation on Board

There are “1.7 million reasons” why this should happen immediately, following revelations on a payout made to former CEO Tony Gibson, who resigned in May.

Maritime Union of New ZealandPorts of Auckland CEO payout “unreal”

A massive payout to the former CEO of Ports of Auckland is an insult to port workers, Auckland ratepayers, and the families of those who have died at Ports of Auckland.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionMaritime fuel workers win union in Tacoma supply chain

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionAngela Davis made an honorary member of Local 10 in Juneteenth induction ceremony

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionLocal 19 members celebrate Juneteenth to protect the port & save the historic home of Frank Jenkins

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionHonoring Bloody Thursday in uncertain times

Maritime Union of New ZealandVale John Coombs

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has paid tribute to former Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary John Coombs, who died on 1 September 2021.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union flags concerns over coastal tanker threat

New Zealand’s energy security is under threat as New Zealand flagged coastal tankers face an uncertain future.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union statement on port worker vaccination

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says misinformation is threatening health and safety in ports.

Maritime Union of New ZealandCOVID: Looking after your mental wellbeing

It’s all right not to be all right. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on how we interact with others, our work, study and many other aspects of our daily lives. Everyone reacts differently to difficult events, and some may find this time more challenging than others.

Maritime Union of New ZealandPosthumous medal applications – Merchant Navy

To make a posthumous Medal Application to the NZ Defence Force for World War 2 medals for your Grandfather, a seaman and member of the NZ Seaman’s Union, crewing on a ship of the ‘merchant navy of New Zealand’ on New Zealand coastal voyages, during World War 2.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMUNZ Statement on Vaccination

The Maritime Union of New Zealand Incorporated National Council Meeting held on the 11–12 August 2021 recommends and supports our members being vaccinated for the Covid 19 virus. But also recognises the freedom of choice for our members and encourages them to make an informed decision.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMerchant Navy Day, Auckland Commemoration Service 3 September 2021

This September 3, help commemorate those who served and lost their lives in the Merchant Navy. The New Zealand Maritime

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionThe ILWU urges members to vote NO on the anti-union effort to recall Governor Newsom

Maritime Union of New ZealandImportant COVID vaccination information for Port of Tauranga workers

The Government’s latest border order makes Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for some groups of port workers (those subject to the current testing requirements).

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union welcomes charges against former Ports of Auckland CEO

The individual facing charges for the 2020 death of a worker at the Ports of Auckland is former CEO Tony Gibson.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union welcomes charges against Ports of Auckland following 2020 death

The charges follow an independent health and safety review that found systemic issues with the management health and safety culture at POAL.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU Statement on the Passing of Richard Trumka

Maritime Union of New ZealandTauranga COVID alarm reinforces need to stay on guard

A COVID alarm aboard a vessel in the Port of Tauranga is a reminder that strict processes at ports are essential to protect New Zealand from exposure.

Maritime Union of New ZealandWomen’s Conference 2021

After months of planning alongside, a strong group of 24 MUNZ Women from around New Zealand attended the Council of Trade Unions Biannual Women’s Conference in Wellington on 19 and 20 July 2021.

Maritime Union of New ZealandCase for New Zealand shipping now urgent

There is a growing realisation that New Zealand needs shipping capability to ensure reliable and secure services.

Maritime Union of New ZealandMaritime Union calls for New Zealand shipping to resolve supply chain crisis

There needs to be innovative responses to ongoing shipping congestion.

Maritime Union of New ZealandCaution required with more COVID cases on overseas vessels

A recent spike in COVID cases amongst overseas crew members is concerning port workers.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionAll Creatures Animal Hospital workers vote to unionize

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionStronger Together: ILWU comes together at historic virtual 38th International Convention

Maritime Union of New ZealandUnions back mandatory vaccination for port workers

The two main unions representing New Zealand port workers are backing the Government move to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for port workers.

Maritime Union of New ZealandCrew welfare needs to be considered in Viking Bay case

Problems with quarantine for sick crew members aboard the Viking Bay show processes need to be tightened up.

Maritime Union of New ZealandInfected crew members highlight a weak point in border security

Two COVID-positive foreign crew members are self-isolating on the Spanish-flagged deep sea fishing vessel Viking Bay off the Taranaki coast.

International Longshore and Warehouse UnionLocal 6 members at Stratas Foods in Fresno take a stand for fair wages

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