More blackmail from MUNZ

Fresh from his nice time in Sydney Garry Parsloe has returned and issued a press statement which basically amounts to an “agree to our demands or we’ll keep striking” statement:

Maritime Union In Mediation With Ports Of Auckland
Press Release by Maritime Union of New Zealand at 4:00 pm, 01 Mar 2012

The Maritime Union is in mediation with the Ports of Auckland on Thursday and Friday this week and is hopeful an agreement can be made on a fair and reasonable collective agreement.

The Maritime Union also advises that given the legal requirement for 14 days notice, it has given such notice for a further weeks strike commencing 16 March 2012 at 7am.

Maritime Union of New Zealand National President Garry Parsloe says that “if we can achieve a settlement in collective bargaining, the strike action will be lifted.”

I don’t really think they are in a position to negotiate. The port is working without them, Parsloe said that not a single ship would berth or would be unloaded and so far two have since he made that statement. Each ship that berths and is unloaded drives a dagger into the heart of the union.

If he had any courage he would hold a secret ballot and see what the members really think.


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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.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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