Where are the 300?

As predicted by me just the other day MUNZ has lost members…The Ports of Auckland press release details how drastic the losses are. I thought it was 80 gone walkabout , looks like more like over 100 have bolted for better opportunities:

Ports of Auckland today said 195 MUNZ members came to the Port this afternoon to accept the company’s offer of a week’s pay while issues around any return to work are decided in the Employment Court.

The number was less than expected.

A decision by the union to continue a series of strikes has seen its members without pay for several weeks.

The Employment Court today released its decision for granting an interim injunction on Tuesday relating to the process to move to competitive stevedoring. A substantive hearing on these issues has been set down for May 16.

The company said the need for modern, flexible customer focussed work practices to significantly increase productivity at its container terminals remained. POAL is committed to making the changes necessary to increase the productivity and performance of the container terminals to address the historic work practices, which have cost the port both in terms of productivity, lost business and financial performance.

A hearing in the Employment Court tomorrow is set down to hear issues relating to whether MUNZ members who have been on strike could return to work, and Ports of Auckland’s lockout notice which takes effect on 6 April 2012.


The Maritime Union and Garry Parsloe can now stop using the 300 figure, it is just 195 members now.

UPDATE: Not a great turn out.

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