International Transport Workers’ Federation

Union wants all ports nationalised

ᔄ Stuff.co.nz

If you are looking for productivity improvements the very last people you would ask for advice would be unions:

A national port strategy bringing all the country’s ports under central public ownership would allow the industry to deal with foreign-owned shipping companies from a position of strength, a union boss has said.

After MUNZ set about destroying Ports of Auckland in the interests of preserving the status quo the very last people we should listen to is unions who talk about nationalising ports. It is hugely ironic that the port with the least union involvement is also the most profitable and efficient.

Perhaps the union idea has some merit if Ports of Tauranga is allowed to implement their methodologies across all ports….somehow I think the union would oppose that violently.