Garry Parsloe doesn’t really have a grip on reality does he?

Maritime Union president Garry Parsloe said the Ports of Auckland appeared to have no plan for getting the port up and running again.

“Ports of Auckland continue to raise ‘ghost’ health and safety concerns in the media as the basis for what the union considers to be an unlawful breach of these workers’ employment agreements. “

The union has attempted to resolve this dispute but the single focus of the Port to dismiss its workforce is overruling all common sense, he said.

Ports of Auckland representatives rejected a union proposal for workers to be allowed to return to work and be paid compensation for lost wages last week, he said.

Parsloe would not comment further due to a confidentiality agreement with the Ports of Auckland.

The Port does have a plan, contracting them all out to workers who are prepared to work for 40 hours instead of 28 hours.

No wonder mediation failed when the union was demanding compensation for lost wages. How about the union compensate all the businesses that have lost work because of their intransigence and unwillingness to change?

The unions actions have cost this country and in particular the Auckland region literally millions of dollars and they have the cheek to demand compensation.

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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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