The tired old dinosaurs at the Maritime Union are flexing their withered muscles again.
They really don’t want more jobs, just to protect the dwindling ones they’ve got.
A global campaign against oil operator Chevron has come to New Zealand, with maritime unions saying the company has a bad record of dealing with local communities around the world.
Newly elected Maritime Union of Australia Deputy National Secretary Will Tracey, lead negotiator for the offshore oil and gas industry in Western Australia, met with a group of parliamentarians in Wellington this afternoon to raise awareness of problems that local communities have experienced with Chevron.
Chevron are a new entrant into the New Zealand oil and gas industry. The company was recently awarded three offshore exploration permits in the Pegasus Basin, in partnership with StatOil. Chevron is the operator.
Mr Tracey says that unions understand Chevron has begun consultation with their local stakeholders. Read more »