Maritime Union

More anti-semitism from Martyn Bradbury’s union funded blog

Readers will recall a nasty anti-semitic image that Martyn Bradbury posted on his blog, which he first abused those criticising him, and then sought to minimise when he felt the pressure of the NZ political left.

Yet it’s not the first time Bradbury’s blog has gone jew-baiting. This post is also within the last month.

Martyn Bradbury's Union funded blog Jew baiting shamelessly

Martyn Bradbury’s Union funded blog Jew baiting shamelessly

Maritime Union spends over a $1million fighting Ports and still breaking law

The Maritime Union has spent over $1million fighting the Ports of Auckland but int he process continues to break the law over the filing of accounts.

David Williams at NBR writes:

The Ports of Auckland industrial dispute has cost the Maritime Union more than $1 million.

Asked if the dispute had hit $1 million, the union’s national president, Garry Parsloe, told NBR ONLINE: “Yes, it’s over that.”

But, the union would do it all again, he says, adding: “It’s something we had to do.” …

The union is an incorporated society, with obligations to file annual accounts. However, the public hasn’t been able to see the union’s legal costs for the past two financial years because it is yet to file its accounts.  Read more »

Is MUNZ washed up in Auckland?

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I’m told that yesterday the Maritime Union ended their petulant and vindictive attack on PortPro (the second wharfies unions) via the Employment Court.

MUNZ was trying to oppose the legitimacy of workers dis-satisfied with MUNZ from setting up their own union.

In an ignominious withdrawal from proceedings MUNZ have pulled the plug on the latest court case against PortPro and offered to pay $750 in court costs. After some negotiation it was agreed that they pay $1250. This is not even a tenth of the actual costs their petty and vindictive action has actually cost PortPro.  Read more »

Union ratbags still breaking the law

Maritime Union of New Zealand

The law requires that registered unions file annual accounts with the Registrar of Societies. Yet again the Maritime Union is failing in its obligations.

It is getting way past time that something was done about these ratbag unions who fail to follow simple registration and filing requirements. Repeated offences should lead to de-registration.

The Maritime Union still hasn’t file their 2012 accounts.

Furthermore their March 2013 accounts should be at least filed by now as well.  Read more »

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Unions besides themselves over Simon Bridges

Today starts the long convoluted select committee process over Simon Bridges’ Employment Relations Amendment Bill. The unions hate it with a passion and believe that the sky’s about to fall in and it’s some cunning plot to have the rich elite take over the world – all thanks to the Nats.

Chairing the Committee is Hamilton East MP David Bennett. This is his big chance to show he’s not afraid of the unions, and to not allow committee proceedings to be captured by whinging corrupt unions like the EPMU and SFWU.

In fact, this gives him and the other Nat MPs Mike Sabin, Chris Auchinvole, Cam Calder and Simon O’Connor a good opportunity to ask questions to the unions about how they’re ripping off their members.

Along with the EPMU and SFWU it is likely they will be prsented with a submission from The Maritime Union’s Gary Parlsoe who has also flown in to have a massive whinge about facilitation, seems he was happy to tell the Koru lounge this morning in a rather loud voice that he isn’t happy with the facilitator. He also spoke briefly with a EPMU bloke who he roundly criticised to his mates after her left, things could get tense between the unions at the select committee.  Read more »

A milestone MUNZ is trying to destroy

Yesterday was a milestone.

It was the first birthday of PortPro the alternate union on the Auckland Waterfront. Well done guys. Competition is always good.

Unless of course you are the Maritime Union. They are trying very hard through constant legal battles to bankrupt PortPro. Shows what a nasty spiteful bunch they are.  Read more »

Why do unionists lie?

Watch this video from this morning on The Nation.

After Jami-lee Ross has his bit to say about his bill they let Darien Fenton have a crack and she lies right from the get go about Ports of Auckland.

She calls that dispute a lock-out when it wasn’t. It started as a strike and only became a lock-out near the end after some violent scenes at the gates of the port.   Read more »

Drawn – Time to sort out the extortion of union strikes

Jami-Lee Ross’ bill, the Employment Relations (Continuity of Labour) Amendment Bill has been drawn from the ballot.

The purpose of the bill is:

to repeal section 97 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. Section 97 prevents the use of volunteers, contractors, or other casual employees by an employer during a strike or lockout.

Damn good stuff. Section 97 is a pernicious part of the Employment Relations Act 2000 which allows for unions to shut down business while they strike. Ports of Auckland got pinged for this and fined $40,000 when the Maritime Union attempted to cripple the port. Rock Gas is also facing the same penalties for putting on replacement drivers in order for gas supplies to continue.  Read more »

The Owl speaks out on The Herald stories on Union attacks by WOBH

The Owl writes:

I read with interest the articles and in the whole do not see anything major.

The Owl has always put the union members heart on the front foot on union financial matters.

Firstly I have never been paid by anyone and nor have I ever seeked any financial contributions. I am seriously ‘Joe Public’. WO can verify this and would stand in court with my head held high and swear an oath. I had no editorial rights nor sort any.

Think of it this way – instead of writing a letter to the editor of the Herald, I wrote a letter to the editor of a Blog.  Read more »

Irrelevant? Helen Kelly thinks so

Helen Kelly thinks I am irrelevant.

Yet she took time out of her busy schedule trying to screw over Peter Jackson and other Kiwi employers to comment about a supposed irrelevant blogger.

Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly said there had been a concerted attack on unions by Mr Slater. She said Mr Slater was “irrelevant” but was concerned about the port “putting the knife into its own staff”.  Read more »