Gladstone Wharfies Protest Over Ports Of Auckland

Members of the Maritime Union of Australia yesterday marched from the Marina Ferry Terminal in a show of support for wharfies in Auckland, New Zealand.

The MUA says Ports of Auckland wharfies are facing dismissal for being union members.

Maritime Union of New Zealand workers in Auckland have been dismissed after 18 months of negotiations, and the MUA says the Ports of Auckland has contracted casual workers.

"This is a united call from wharfies in Gladstone and from wharfies across the country. What we want to say to Ports of Auckland is: respect  your workforce, reinstate the workers and let's put this whole sorry chapter behind us," MUA spokesman Alan Duff said.