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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2012’
The Waterside Co-op that started in the mid 1970’s, is now in DISSOLUTION. Any active shareholder is being asked to contact Bill Carrigan (Topside Board) at 604-209-7241 before March 31, 2012. We are attempting to return your original investment.
Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today described POALs lockout decision as “unbelievable, unlawful and practically suicidal”. ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “It’s like watching a car crash in slow motion. Do Richard Pearson and Tony Gibson have a death wish for this …
Commenting on Ports of Auckland’s undertaking to halt plans to make nearly 300 dockers redundant, cease outsourcing operations, and re-enter negotiations with the Maritime Union of New Zealand, ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “This really is a victory for common sense, and a ringing endorsement …
The Maritime Union of New Zealand has been locked in an ongoing battle with the Ports of Auckland over casualization of workers. In support of their fight, ILWU Canada Officers, ITF Representative, Peter Lahay and various Members showed their international solidarity on the docks in …
Dear all, Please support and sign this online petition. It’s important. These are working families under attack. Dockworkers at the Port of Auckland are in a dispute over threats to their job security and trade union rights. The port management company (POAL) has repeatedly undermined …