More than two years have elapsed since the Maritime Union led by old crusty dinosaur Garry Parsloe brought the Ports of Auckland to a standstill.
Their demands were to work less for more money, despite eye-wateringly generous payments for the little work they did already.
It was die in the ditch stuff for them, and they held strong right up until they caved and agreed to the terms released by the arbitrator two years ago.
As expected, Maritime Union members have ratified a collective employment agreement with Ports of Auckland.
A stop-work meeting of members unanimously voted in favour of the new collective employment agreement first thing this morning.
Maritime Union National President Garry Parsloe says the new agreement is a positive step for workers at the Ports of Auckland that should ensure the continued success of the port.
Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson concurs.
“We are obviously pleased and look forward to working with the Maritime Union to deliver even more for the people of Auckland,” he says.
The agreement between the port company and the union will be signed off today.
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