Redundacy Looms

The Maritime Union”s desperate and bitter fight to retain jobs for its members has in fact destroyed their jobs:

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is gearing up for its 330 Auckland workers to be made redundant after the port management outlined its plan to hire outside contractors at a formal consultation this morning.

MUNZ President Garry Parsloe said the requests for proposal (RFPs) outlined this morning factored in the majority of union workers being made redundant if the outsourcing plan goes ahead. While Ports of Auckland stressed the decision was not definite, Parsloe said their actions seemed to speak otherwise.

“It seems a significant waste of energy and money on their part if they weren’t,” he told BusinessDesk.

Ports spokeswoman Catherine Etheredge said the meeting was a chance for management to outline its vision for the proposal/

Don’t let the door hit you in the arse on the way out boyos.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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