Union Bully Boys

NZ Herald

In the NZ Herald this morning there is an article that outlines the union bully boys:

Economic fallout is likely to linger for months from Auckland’s port dispute – but international union leaders say the effect on New Zealand products could have been immeasurably worse.

Visiting International Transport Federation dockers’ division secretary Frank Leys says even without formal bans against Kiwi goods, an enduring stigma would have settled over the New Zealand brand in markets without Friday’s truce in the dispute.

Mr Leys, who lives in Britain, said lamb sold in Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, “would have branded as black meat”.

Mr Leys, who represents 400,000 port workers around the world, added: “We would have talked about your wines in Sweden as having a little smell.”

Mr Leys, who came from London to observe the dispute as it headed towards a prolonged lockout of about 300 workers averted only by a threat of Employment Court injunctions, was guarded about the shape of any formal ban.

But he said that as cargo moved around the world, every consignment linked back to Auckland in particular and New Zealand in general, risked being “not treated the right way”.

That is nothing short of economic bullying. But then unions know no better. Have a look at this Facebook page where they  are going to start posting photos of “SCABS”.

And finally there is the Facebook Scab Busters page where they talk about me having a target on between my eyes:

The same page that features this image:

I don’t think there is any doubt that the wharves are going to become a very unsafe place with the return of the racist, sexist, bully boys of the Maritime Union.


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  • Time to load, cock and fire our OWN shotguns back at them? Ruth Richardson and the Employment Contract Act anyone JUST for the Waterfront lot?

    • Vikingonmars

       ah no, actually Bill Birch.

    • Balanced View

      A bit of context wouldn’t go astray here. As far as I’m aware these sites are not endorsed by the union, they are probably created by frustrated members of it. I have seen comments, threats, and accusations on this site alone that are similar but from an anti union perspective. Let’s not fall into the trap of painting everyone with the same brush, remember that there are union members thinking of crossing the line right at this very minute.

      • The Vocal Minority ruining it for the Majority?

        Most likely from both sides. Me typically I have stayed away from the POAL IR issue apart from a few comments there and there – more focused on looking at relocating the Port to South East Auckland and turning the Waterfront into a Water-Frontier for everyone. Relocating would also mean no loss of jobs but an increase of jobs from a larger more productive port and support base/infrastructure. 

        If workers are willing to cross then so be it and lets support them doing so? I wonder if the workers who do cross should create a new union more “suited” to the 21st Century. Providing a Welfare Trust for its workers, an advocate for those HR meetings and maybe a social club?

  • @BoJangles

    Sounds like our naughty Tamati is up to no good again….

  • Reitama

    so why have the cops not been bought in – this sort of stuff should be sent to all MSM at tell them to get their heads out of their arses…..what was the program on TV1 like last night, i missed it

  • layoutman

    not only are they bullying – they are also racist – not sure what ethnicity has to do with them choosing to be or not be members of union and continue doing the work they were employed to do?

  • Agent BallSack

    Reminiscent of Fenton’s clarion call to boycott Sir Peter Leitch, methinks. 

  • Blokeintakapuna

    When your background heritage is spawned from confrontational, deliberate obfuscation, deceit, lies, racism, lazy attitudes coupled with over-inflated sense of entitlements, bullying and all combined with deliberate, obnoxious, business interference designed to bolster your own union’s agenda’s / survival in an environment where parasitic “theft by stealth membership fees” is no longer tolerated or wanted – no wonder the unions are worried their very existence and on-going viability is causing them some worry…
    It’s 2012 and the unions continue to see their existence erode and irrelevance become increasingly more out of step with this Centuries realities…
    .. and this is the heritage of the Labour Party …and all the promise that they offer.
    If Labour really want to offer a credible offering to NZ and have a credible chance at ever returning to government again – they seriously need to rid themselves of these saboteurs of productivity and progression. Someone should show them a calendar and point out the Century we all now live in….     

  • Kthxbai

    They’ve always handled cargo roughly and stolen what they want – this is why containers are so great.

    • Brian Smaller

       My uncle was a wharfie in Wellington and that is exactly what they used to do. Open consignments and take what they wanted. Ahh – the good old days.

  • Dave

    If I went out and made such comment about our meat, and our wines, I have no doubt i would be in court within a few weeks, and prosecuted.   The term Treason comes to mind.    

    The other point is, who in real world, that buys premium meat and wine, would actually listen yet believe the comments of a union thug!

    • Gazzaw

      You’re right Dave. If we were exporting chip bootties, readymade curries and shite lager we would really have something to worry about.

  • Doggiestyle

    A bit hard to make out in the photo but it looks like nice work from Mike Cornwall……a Labrador lap dance??  Least the ‘bitches’ don’t talk back eh……mind you might go some way to explaining his anger issues

  • Agent BallSack

    That must be the page where all the losers who need nanny MUNZ to guarantee them jobs go. As opposed to the real workers and producers in NZ who have no such guarantees. Must be sad to be such weak kneed little woofter pansies.

  • Agent BallSack

    This is more interesting (sorry for the hell long post, I suggest we all report this group as intimidating and inciting hatred):

    Udated SCAB list
    Ports of Auckland.
    · Paul Hilton Straddle/Foreman European
    · Grant Lane Straddle/Foreman European
    · David Papesch Straddle European
    · Jake Rua Straddle/Foreman/Crane Maori 
    · Micheal Rua Straddle/Lash Maori
    · Isaako John Straddle/Lash Samoan
    · Nelly Vaoesea Straddle/Lash Samoan
    · Aaron Gledhill Straddle/Twinlift Foreman/Lash European
    · Sam Mauilio Straddle/Lash Samoan
    · Puiana Steven Straddle Lash Tuvalu
    · Navosa Loata Straddle/Lash Tuvalu
    · Fui Kafolau Straddle/Foreman/Lash Tuvalu
    · Maori Tere Straddle/Lash/Foreman/Tutor/crane Maori
    · Teremoana Tere Straddle/Lash/crane Maori
    · Vaha Kanaoaga Straddle/Lash Tuvalu
    · Pule Kanaoaga Straddle Lash Tuvalu
    · Jason Green Straddle/Lash European 
    · Alexander Blom Straddle/Lash European
    · Alan Blom Straddle/lash European
    · Peter Tere Straddle/Lash Maori
    · Patrick McCormack Straddle/Lash 
    · Sean McCormack 
    · Vaha Kananoaga Tuvalu
    · Keri Morehu Maori
    · K Kauapa Tuvalu
    · Save Raikadroka Fijian
    · M Sitia Tuvalu
    · Fiapule Lefo Tuvalu
    · Jordon Atkins-Dickson European
    · Nelu Tulala Tuvalu
    · Poutongo Koliata Tuvalu
    · Ava Tafusi Tuvalu
    · Fupule Lotoiti Tuvalu
    · Matolu Malua
    The two with immigration issues
    · Uila Koliata Tuvalu
    · Tai Kilisome Tuvalu
    · Nort Taylor (Union sanctioned)
    · Gavin Walker
    · John Paul
    · Willy Henry
    · Eddie Harutuku
    · John Gore
    · Paul White.
    · Matt Knight
    · Sandy Clarke
    · Graham Arden
    · Clarke Warren
    · Frank Thornber
    · Jakes Jacobson
    · Luke Budd
    · Karyn Bush
    · Jonathon Hulme
    · Mike Kirwan· Raoul Borley 

    • Propane

      Ahh this must be the List of Honours for the Ports of Auckland? The staff who have chosen their loyalties right and have decided not to bite the hand that feeds them?

    • Euan Rt

      Where did you lift this list from AB?

      • Agent BallSack

        From the Ports of Auckland Scab FB page.

      • Euan Rt

        These guys should get recognition and commendations from the city council.

      • Gandalf

        Queens Birthday awards coming up soon….perhaps a knighthood or 2?

    • Guest

      Anybody seen this https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=198404606940939&set=a.197975290317204.42470.197973513650715&type=3&theater ? They have put a photo of one of the non-union workers and then attempted to degrade him. Surely something can be done with this evidence?

      • Guest

        Some of the shit this Richard Rankin is saying is a complete load of crap. To be honest all these union members should just be shot in the back of the head and thrown into the waitemata. Look at these comments https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ports-of-Auckland-scabs/197973513650715

      • Agent BallSack

        Discredited him for being gay and a non unionist (Scab like my father), Yep – awesome people we have working for POAL under the guise of ‘protecting their families’

      • SJ00

        I’ve reported the photo to facebook…. if everyone does, the page may be shut down.. hopefully.

      • Doug_S

        Reported to FB as Hatespeech…done!

      • Vikingonmars

         Request Facebook remove the pages. They will if a good explanation and reason is given. i.e. after you have done screen captures. You can use Jing to do this from here. http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html  Awesome app. copy like this.  http://screencast.com/t/QxnpM8DxYNU  or this  http://screencast.com/t/KZPJUyi4kl    Get the evidence first.

    • Agent BallSack

      Attached screenshot of the post

    • agnes

      WTF, This can only prove how digusting these Munz ball sacks operate, I will take these idiots to court for putting my family’s name in there. There is however a inside person leaking this shit out, I hope your dumb arse gets caught, so we can put your stupid name all over this page. These Munz wankers are the lowest scum of the earth. I was feeling sorry for you all, well not now you can all go to hell were you belong

    • Bafacu

      So they’re not racist, they just like to point out the diversity of races that are against them I suppose! Obviously the Supervisors, Office Staff, and Managers are of no race – do we have the lists of the MUNZ wasters by race – who cares they’re all bloody useless.

      What a bunch of wasters the MUNZ idiots are.  This totally justifies the POAL in ensuring that the “people” who are posting this intimidating rubbish are not employed as they are already inciting hatred and violence.

    • Knowing Me Knowing You

      Jonathan Hulme, Mike Kirwan and Raoul Borley who are managers have never once touched machinery during the strike let alone drive gear. However very proud I made the list! Consider myself in fabulous company!

    • Beenthere

      To the people named in the above list, I Salute you, Stand Proud!

    • john72

      From a union that was preaching privacy? Practice what you preach.
      Or is this just the death throes of a mortal battle.

      • Gem

        Yes, the crying that happened over Cecil Walker about privacy and now look!

  • Agent BallSack

    Reported for inciting hatred against a minority

  • Anonymouse

    Just keep reporting the pages that they post and the photos as hate speech & violence inciting, which they are to Facebook.  They will get taken down eventually. 

    • MrV

      Why report it, let them hang themselves in the public eye?

  • David

    WTF is a “Union sanctioned” scab??????

    • Agent BallSack

      The person working for the union taking the non union workers names down would be my guess.

  • Guest

    Why is the Privacy Commissioner not all over the leak of names of people going about their lawful business of doing their jobs?

    • Gandalf

      Because us at the Ports are grown-ups and can handle a dig or two. We don’t need a hug or sob story to turn public opinion. MUNZ are creating that all by themselves.

  • Sarrs

    How stupid are these people in the Union? One toe out of line on the docks and it’ll be straight into a disciplinary meeting. There will be cameras and observers everywhere, watching to make sure the non-union boys aren’t getting pushed around. POAL wouldn’t have backed down from the lockout if they thought they would be putting their loyal, non-union workers at risk of verbal or physical abuse. 

    I wonder how many of the Union boys will have warnings on their files by the time the May hearings roll around?

    • Gem

      They might even save the port a dollar or two by getting fired before they would have to pay them redundancy.

  • ConwayCaptain

    Surely all POAL has to do is take down copies of the F/book pages and other on line sites and take it to the Employment Court for an Immediate hearing and say we will NOT employ these people threatening our workers and they are herby sacked and all they will get is outstanding leave etc and no redundancy

    • Gandalf

      Copies taken Capt :-) Probably by more than one person. Legal team no doubt deciphering what to do with it.

    • Gem

      Like myself, this is a gem.  POAL and MUNZ have been asked to negotiate in good faith and MUNZ next move is to create a scab page where name and ethnicity – which seems to be as vital as skill sets here – is published in social media. 

      The judge in the last hearing did not appear to be interested in Health and Safety issues for the staff who are inside the red fence with the return of the MUNZ members.  Now MUNZ have gifted them with plenty of good reasons why there should have been very real concern.  On top of that, they are threatening WO, and threatening not only our supply chain but our export markets. 

      I also note that they are naming women who work in admin as scabs – we know already that they have targeted women in cars and terrorised them.  Just when you think they can sink no lower!!!

  • Super_Guest

    Where’s Clare Curren bemoaning “violent political rhetoric” when you need her? Oh, wait, her party’s run by union hacks.

    • Jimbob

      She may be too busy with Trevor!

  • Doug_S

    I note with interest that while openly slandering Cam on his (MW’s) FB page, Mr Will has also screen grabbed WO’s post about Westie Give Way Laws…Clever boy Michael! It’s stunning how many posters on his page have such a fickle grasp of the English language? Most of them seem to be complete strangers to correct spelling and grammar.

  • Agent BallSack

    Hah Whale – I’m surprised you didn’t find this little beauty: WhaleOil Sucks

    • Super_Guest

       I spotted a red fist in there and some sort of (supposedly) self explanitary photo of a cop making sure Mana party lunatics don’t get out of hand (as they would, given the chance). Socialist muppetry of the highest order.

    • Gandalf

      That Meagan chick who has been plastering her opinion all over tonysavedourport facebook page has at last found a home where she won’t be “strongly debated” with.

  • Timandtim

    My God this is amazing. I think it is fair to say we probably enjoyed commentating on the strike and we have all shown a bit of respect when MUNZ won their court case.

    But this is another level – I can’t believe there are people who would post this – really anyone decent in this argument needs to get a hold of the situation and close it down asap.

    Well done MUNZ you got to go back to work – well done POAL by re-postitioning – hope you sort it out.

    But this totally unacceptable posting of names of people who live a country which we pride ourselves in freedom.

    I am going to church now to pray for the people on this list and their families – no one should e subjected to this.

    NO ONE!

  • neutral

    ahh more bullying and intimidation. why doesnt the  port just put the lock out back  in place..


    What ever comes from this strike,we have now got to see what the Unions stand for in this country.Hopefully it will give the workers the chance to make an informed decision regards membership,of what can only be discribed as thugs,assholes,and lazy bastards.(OK not all of you before replys start).If you decent ones have half a brain you would discontinue your membership.What a disgusting display,and if anything has tarnished NZs image, its you Union tossers,not the Ports.Hopefully you all get what you deserve.As for the rest of us,as employers.and decent people,if you wish to make public a list of non Union Port workers,I,and I’m sure others would love a list of the Union workers who have chosen to strike.Least then we know who you all are.Not just the workers!!!.

    • Agent BallSack

      I am sure such a list can be created from the member pages of like-minded & sympathetic groups.

    • BJ

      Yes a list of the trouble makers so  other businesses can avoid employing them

  • David

    For a small island sinking into the Pacific, Tuvalu sure contributes a fair number of port workers.

    • Tramper

      And good ones as they appreciate the opportunity.

      • phronesis

        Must be half the country. Once the union is gone POAL can employ the other half too.

      • Jimbob

        I was corrected the other day when discussing Tuvalu, but there are actually 9 islands that make up Tuvalu and most are hard working.   

  • Mr_Blobby

    Given the threats and animosity it is a very bad idea to let these people back in again, better for all concerned that they just move on. Of course being unemployable they will probably have to make do on the dole.
    To the Union scum. Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to find a better paying job, if you don’t feel you are being paid enough now.
    …….. No luck huh, then STFU and move on and be thankful for what you have got.

  • Scanner

    Last Friday I noticed the Mana Party loosers holding a picket in support of the MUNZ outside Allied Work Forces (AWF) office in Ch Ch, a sadder bunch of broken down, unemployable, useless cunts you would have to go a long way to find.

    One would suspect that if you have to stoop so low as to want support from the rancid rabble that follows Hone round you would be pretty well fucked.

    They probably couldn’t make it on Thursday with appointments taking up the day, first the dole office, then with the bro’s at the pisser.

  • johnbronkhorst

    The only thing here that surprises me. Is that some on here are surprised by this revalation. The unions have always been like this. It was worse when it was compulsory to join, as you couldn’t hide or go anywhere to get away from the bully’s. If you voiced disagreement, threats were made, people were shunned and not talked to. Even their work places were made unsafe for them, lockers vandalised etc etc. and I am talking more than 30 years ago. Nothings changed. Except now you can opt out!!!!

  • Dave

    Unbelievable morons the lot of them.  They seem to think ( a stretch for most of them I know) that its perfectly acceptable to threaten people who want to work harder than they do.  Lazy cunts.  Most of these idiots would be lucky to be working at all, if it wasn’t for the Port.

  • john72

    “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” (Matthew 7:6).
    Of course, these words of Jesus are allegorical. I doubt that any were literally casting pearls before swine. The meaning is pretty simple to figure out; “Do not persist in offering what is sacred  or of value to those who have no appreciation for it, because your gift will not only become contaminated and be despised, your generous efforts could also be rebuffed and perhaps even openly attacked.” So many of the comments preceeding this one are not part of a logical debate.

  • EpochNZ

    Incredible….you go to work for 9 hours and the world goes to hell in a handbasket.

    My own preference would be for the pages to be left as is (with people diligently screenshotting them every once in a while in case they mysteriously disappear), then redirect as many people as possible to them so they can witness first hand the union mentality.  Much more effective and virtually growing public opinion with no (or little) effort.

  • Girl Guest

    You do the work – you get paid. Simple. You choose NOT to work, you don’t get paid. Incredibly simple. Most would say that this is common sense. But… as a wise old Italian lady once told me, ‘common sense is not common’. Gosh, if I started casuing commotions at my place of employment, I’d most likely be without a job and would have to look elsewhere to pay the mortgage and bills.  As it is, this commotion is causing issues for many hardworking people who work in jobs that rely on imported items.  Be thankful that, in this economy, you are fortunate enough to have a job (at a much higher pay rate than the average jo bloggs, by the sounds of it). Some people out there would be very happy to have employment such as yours.  If you’re not happy with your current situation, then move on – the skills you have gained, will no doubt be a valuable commodity elsewhere.

    • Peter Wilson

       If you’re not happy with your current situation, then move on –

      You’d be every employer’s dream, my dear. When you ask for a wage rise, because you haven’t had one for 3 years, the employer tells you, “if you don’t like it, find another job.”

      • Jimbob

        Peter you really are a dunderhead.  Ports of Auckland have always provided pay increases under the collective agreement and this time around MUNZ have said that its not about the money, so your pay increase comment is incorrect.  POA is offering up to 10% bonuses for further flexibility.  What Girl Guest is talking about is that if you hate your job that much and the conditions that go with it, then you need to move on.  Most sane people do, toxic people stay and make everything go rancid!

      • Euan Rt

        Why is it that you think you ‘own’ your job Peter? You are filling a position. You may be so valuable to your employer that he has little choice but to keep you on. If so you have been a wise employee. But at no point do you own a job.

      • Girl Guest

        I’ve been in the shipping / transport industry for well in excess of 15 years and I’m fairly certain that some of these people are already earning well in excess of what I’m on each year, perhaps even double the amount, if not more, with all the perks that go along with it. .  

        It’s not a given that you will GET a pay rise each year. Cost of living increase, yes, but a pay rise? Some would call that a performance appraisal bonus. The way I see it (as do many others), if you put in the effort, go the extra mile, make and exceed your KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) then sure, you have a right to discuss a pay increase, with your employer. You need to be able to back up your requests – show by example. Demanding gets you nowhere, fast. 

  • Anonymouse

    Thanks for your recent report of a potential violation on Facebook. After reviewing your report, we’ve removed the page you reported from the site.
    As a community of friends, Facebook relies on members to help create a safe place where people can discuss issues and express their views, while respecting the rights of others. Thanks for taking the time to help us improve Facebook.

  • Timandtim

    Anyone with a few clues would be doing the following
    Sending this link this to POAL, Auckland City Council, NZCTU, own personal lawyer, MUNZ, The Judge who ruled on the Lock out…………..

  • Light

    I don’t know what to say on this except, very disappointed to see a hardworking best friend of mine named there as a scab. 

    I’m surprised they didn’t go for their other titles: rat, slob and blackleg at the same time.

    MUNZ seem hell bent on self destruction, they do the very worst things that alienate the public.  They don’t appear interested in reigning their members in, letting them loose with the worst examples of racism, sexism, thuggery and lies on display.  Even if POAL was a terrible employer and they were hard done by, if MUNZ carried on in the way they have been doing they would still be hardpressed to find people to care about their cause.

    Timandtim:  working on getting the document scanned and will send it to Whale when I find a way.

    Good evening to you all

    • Timandtim

      Yes light time to go for gold. Make sure you tell WO to give to the Owl…he can analyze quickly…

    • neutral

      i have already got it scanned and will be forwarding to ports of auckland and their legal team

  • Owl

    The Judge must now make a decision.

    Quote: “MUNZ has a seriously arguable case”

    POAL made a claim of health and safety. This claim was dismissed.

    POAL claim can now be proven.

    This judge must now stand up for the people he serves.

  • Dave

    Seen the latest from the scum MUNZ.  That hard working young lad on TV the other night, well this is what those lazy union fucks have posted:

  • Vikingonmars

    Well there won’t be any jobs left so POAL won’t need to employ them. Rdundancy rears.

    • Dave

      Good fucking riddance, I’m sure they’ll be able to get work at the tip, or off the back of a  rubbish truck

      • neutral

        have you seen the size of some of the union members . leave the guys on the rubbish truck alone at least they do a honest days work

  • neutral

    hey whale maybee you should do a article on that mike cornwall fella. especially if he wants to be nasty, its only fair

    • Frangi

      yes, he seems to like ACC as well

  • bruce from taihape

    has the facebook pages been posted by union or more shitstirring by john minto and his fruit loop mates….?

  • niggly

    When I read that article in the NZ Herald, I couldn’t see any difference between the Union (heirarchy) and the Mafia (practicing extortion on a grand international scale).

  • BJ

    I might be the last one to know but I  note that two of the offending facebook pages have been cleared but WO page is still up

  • KM

    come on – bit of an over reaction, only 12 people liked that FB page – hardly had a big fan base – and no one knows whos behind it, so stop the asumptions

    • Jester

      Is your name on the list KM?

      • KM

        Most definately not

  • Satanictradeunionism
    • I posted it on my blog, it is funny.