POAL Willing To Accept Facilitator’s Recommendations
Auckland Willing To Accept Facilitator’s
considering the recommendations received from Facilitator
Alastair Dumbleton last week, Ports of Auckland has advised
him that it is willing to accept his package of
Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson said
that while the port is not happy with aspects of the
package, he was willing to compromise in order to do a
“Accepting the recommendations means compromise on
both sides”, he said, “but it also offers significant
benefits for the port, port staff, their families, and
Auckland as a whole. Last year Garry Parsloe gave the Mayor
an assurance that the union would ‘consider and respond in
a positive way to the recommendations of the Facilitator’,
so I am hopeful that the Maritime Union will also accept the
recommendations without further delay.”
Details of the
recommendations are still confidential, so POAL will not be
making any further comment until the recommendations are
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