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We have a real concern about the impact of strike action by unions at the Ports of Auckland and its effect on importers, exporters and retailers – plus the message it sends internationally about Auckland as a place to do business. It seems unreasonable for such a small part of Auckland’s workforce to hold our region to ransom.
- We know that for every 40 hours a stevedore is paid, they can work as little as 26 hours
- We know that the average pay for a full-time stevedore is $91,000 – more than double the average weekly wage
- We know that the strike is not about money, but about modernising work practices
- We know that it is depriving Auckland of valuable revenue for upgrading the region’s infrastructure
- We have observed that workers at the Port of Tauranga are benefiting from the action as opposed to striking in support
- We know that the strike action is having a devastating impact on Auckland’s economy
- We know the strikes are damaging Auckland’s brand and image
We are holding a virtual protest to voice the concerns of affected businesses. Click here to support our virtual protest.
Auckland Chamber of Commerce
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