CTU Media Release
29 November 2012
Mayor’s intervention in Port of Auckland dispute welcome
CTU welcomes Len Brown’s intervention on the Ports of Auckland dispute stating his strong expectation that recommendations from the facilitation process are to be used as a vehicle for ending the dispute.
Helen Kelly says “we want to see this dispute settled, and welcome the Mayors intervention.”
“Affiliates today showed strong support for MUNZ and the wharfies, and like the Maritime union, we want to see this dispute settled without recourse to industrial action.”
“This dispute has gone on too long – the workers at the Port need certainty around their collective agreement. A fair and balanced agreement is achievable, and necessary to continue a successful, safe and productive world class Port in Auckland.”
“CTU and affiliates will continue to support the Maritime union and will continue to support the campaign for a fair collective agreement.”