Union congratulates Govt action on overseas crews
Maritime Union media release for immediate release Monday 9 October 2006
Maritime Union congratulates Government action on overseas fishing crews
The Maritime Union says
the new rules to improve wages and conditions
for overseas fishing crews announced today are good news for workers.
Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson
says the announcement
means the industry will be brought into line with the rest of New
"Despite a co-ordinated campaign by special
interests in the
industry, the Government has made the right decision and the
Hanson says the move will lead to improvements in conditions
overseas crew, meaning less cases of abuse and shipjumping.
"Local workers will once again be able to
afford to seek work in the
Hanson says there is a lot of work that needs to be done but
groundwork is in place.
"The Maritime Union
believes that this move is a positive one for the
future of the New Zealand fishing industry and those who work in it."