Out of their control more like

The Maritime Union is in trouble and they are now admitting it:

The Maritime Union says its standoff with Ports of Auckland has spiralled out of control. 
  
The admission comes as the union announces its sixth round of strike action at the end of the month and the port talks tough.

The dispute stems from Ports of Auckland plans to potentially make all 320 union members redundant, and replace them with contractors on more flexible contracts.

Union boss Garry Parsloe says the dispute has turned into a political stoush.

No shit sherlock….Is this guy dumber than a sack of hammers?

Port workers will down tools again for 24 hours on January 31.

Parsloe says the latest strike action is aimed at getting information about the port’s plans.

Their plans are simple, get rid of the Maritime Union and get some flexibility…Every time he opens his gob he proves that in fact he is dumber than a sack of hammers.

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand says this dispute has escalated to a bitter, acrimonious labour stoush and that the union may be losing sight of the goal.

Parsloe says there is some truth in that.

“The goal has been lost. We started having some arguments around shuttles,” he said.

“Then the argument shifted to asking people to come out of the union … Then the argument shifted to writing to the families threatening that the jobs were going, and now it’s shifted to contracting out.”

He’s the union boss and he is admitting, on national television that the union has lost sight of the goal??? Stupid is as Stupid Does.

The union are toast. He admits as much with his last comment:

Parsloe says the strike notice may be withdrawn if the company gives the union time to talk to its workers.

You have two weeks, get on with it fool. It’s not like they will be busy is it..what with the customers bolting and them only having to work 28 our a week while they get paid for 43. Should be plenty of time to talk tot eh “workers”.


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