Port 6 – 0 MUNZ

Despite all of Garry Parsloe’s threats and intimidation that not a single ship would be worked at Ports of Auckland and despite Chris Trotter’s assertions that they would “pass by”:

Maritime Union president Garry Parsloe said the striking workers were stopping trying to stop non-union members from unloading the NYK ship, which he claimed was part of the spreading “cancer” of the employment dispute.

The port had told the union the ship would not be unloaded in exchange for a guarantee striking workers did not stop the cruise ship from docking, he said.

“It’s all fixed at this time. We’re only taking action against the ships that are taking action against us.

“We just don’t want these ships in there and have non union workers doing our jobs while we’re on strike. It’s reprehensible.”

CSAV Ranquil has just docked at Fergusson and unloading has commenced. Looks like Gary has lost another one.

Here is a screen shot of the AIS data for that ship showing the track into the harbour. This is exactly the same type of data that all ships have and a quick check of this shows that the union’s story about ships turning off AIS data is like all things they seed with the media a complete fabrication.

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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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