Dockers & Seafarers

Maritime Roundtable 2016:
Montreal, Canada 20-23 September


MUNZ branch president dies at Lyttelton Port

Members of the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) are mourning today after president of their Lyttelton branch died in a port accident.

40 year old Brad Fletcher is the third person to die at Lyttelton Port in the past 12 months.

He fell to his death after the scissor-lift he was in toppled over and came to rest on top of a truck carrying a container.
Maritime Union National Secretary Joe Fleetwood said the Union would be supporting his workmates and family.

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Ship’s crew receive solidarity and support in Long Beach

The Vega Lea, a bulk ship carrying a load of wind turbines, was the scene of a revolt yesterday by Philippine crewmembers who arrived at the Port of Long Beach on July 14 and established a picket line two days later to demand months of unpaid wages.
The crew said the German operators of their vessel had made a series of broken promises and failed to pay them after 4 months, a situation that was causing hardship and hunger for their families in the Philippines.

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Working together to boost productivity!

Workers and management can work together on the docks!

That's what we're seeing in International Longshore and Warehouse Union Longshore Division in the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach Locals 13-63-94 in America where the union is taking a proactive approach to dealing with terminal operators who don't want to fully automate their terminals.

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