Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

MAF plans for PSA strike on Friday 2 December

Monday 28 November 2005

MAF plans for PSA strike on Friday 2 December

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is finalising contingency measures for a strike planned by the PSA for this Friday. The strike notice is for 24 hours from 4:30am on Friday 2 December 2005, and covers all PSA members who are employees of MAF. Such a strike would have the most impact on MAF quarantine operations at airports and ports.

“We expect disruption at ports and airports and are finalising options to manage reductions in service levels and potential delays,” MAF’s Quarantine Service general manager Ken Harris said.

“We apologise unreservedly for any disruption that this may cause the many people and businesses who use our border services. MAF does not want strike action and is exploring all options to avoid it.

“We have been in close contact with airports, airlines, ports, shipping companies and importers to mitigate any impacts of a strike. We will provide further updates as soon as we can,” he said. (NB: The strike only affects MAF staff and so does not affect other border services such as Customs and Immigration)

“At airports we will be seeking to minimise delays to passenger clearances. Of particular concern is the clearance of perishable risk goods and we will work closely with importers on how this can best be managed. Our focus will be on the areas of highest biosecurity risk.

“Regular updates will be provided to potentially affected organisations as we finalise contingency arrangements.

“MAF is currently in mediation with the PSA and is also seeking to get an injunction tomorrow from the High Court to overturn the strike. We cannot assume that either of these measures to prevent the strike will be successful and are planning accordingly,” Ken Harris said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>

ALSO:

Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ: Super Fund Chief To Be New Reserve Bank Governor

Adrian Orr has been appointed as Reserve Bank Governor effective from 27 March 2018, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>

ALSO: