Container operators sound warning on Auckland port strikes 15 Feb 2012
- Forecasts for grain exchange 'no unrealistic': Paviour-Smith Business
- Kiwifruit NZ ordered to reconsider marketing proposals Business
- Air NZ sale of Virgin stake could be delayed by election Business
- NZ wool prices advance at auction as supplies dwindle Business
- Paviour-Smith rejects claim Business
- Fonterra forecasts 63% surge in 2017 organic milk payout Business
- UPDATE: SLI revenue growth to stall on customer losses Business
- Reserve Bank bans MediaWorks from media conferences Business
- Zespri ordered to consider collaborative marketing proposals Business
- Airways clarifies fee plans Business
The International Container Lines Committee, which represents New Zealand’s shipping container sector, is concerned about the prospect of further strike action at Ports of Auckland.
The ongoing dispute is extremely frustrating for the shipping companies, costly for customers and the economy as a whole, said Julian Bevis, ICLC chair.
“I note the union’s comment that the proposed strike is intended to focus attention on the real issues,” Bevis said. “For our customers, the real issue is a secure supply chain. If they can’t get that from Auckland they will look elsewhere.”
The ICLC backs the ports call to lift productivity levels and is urging it to work alongside the Maritime Union to find a solution.
Last week, the union issued the port with a new seven-day full strike notice. The industrial action will start at 7am on Feb. 24, and is on top of a partial notice already in place from 7am on Feb. 15 until 7am on Feb. 22. The partial strike will see wharfies refuse to work on containers moved by the port subsidiary Conlinxx.
Union president Garry Parsloe said last week the industrial actions were intended to “focus the attention of management on the real issues, and the importance of secure jobs to our members.”
This is the seventh strike against the Ports of Auckland by the 300 unionised workers amid a protracted dispute over management’s desire to introduce more flexible shiftwork.
The dispute has cost the port contracts with shipping line Maersk and dairy exporter Fonterra, which have shifted to Port of Tauranga and Port of Napier.
28 Apr 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 28 April 2016 More than 200 top business people will join... more
28 Apr 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Landmark EQC settlement agrees it must repair homes to 'when new' state By Sophie Boot April 28 ... more
6 May 2016 Food & Wine
Oz Clarke, the man who helped put New Zealand Wine on the map, will be inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame on... more
4 May 2016 Entertainment
Fresh from their sold-out touring season with the NZ Festival in March 2016, the award-winning Modern Maori Quartet has booked a four... more
28 Apr 2016 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for Building and Housing 28 April 2016 Changes to KiwiSaver withdrawal rules... more
27 Apr 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk House-sharing offer aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder By Fiona Rotherham April 27 (BusinessDesk) -... more
30 Mar 2016 Migration
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more
11 Mar 2016 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk Air New Zealand to revenue share with United in NZ-US routes By Paul McBeth March 11 (BusinessDesk) -... more
28 Apr 2016 Rugby League
New Zealand Rugby League Thursday, April 28, 2016Sleepless Nights for Ferns Selectors Akarana second row Annetta Nuuausala is ... more
28 Apr 2016 Sailing
Yachting New Nealand NZL takes early lead in three events at Sailing World Cup Hyeres The NZL Sailing Team has made a strong start... more
28 Apr 2016 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory Years ago, Richard Nixon explained to his chief adviser Bob Haldeman what has since... more
27 Apr 2016 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a ... more
28 Apr 2016 Appointments
University of Otago University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the... more
10 Mar 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 10 March 2016 Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL... more