Angry unionists reject unpleasant facts
Striking wharfies reacted angrily today to NBR Online's exclusive "biker gang" disclosures, ironically accusing Ports of Auckland (PoAL) of a "smear campaign."
In an exclusive interview with NBR Online, Ports of Auckland (PoAL) organisational strategist Rod Lingard revealed a series of disciplinary actions against members of the union's negotiating team made the union look like a "biker gang."
Four wharfies were disciplined by PoAL during the bargaining process.
BusinessDay could not get a followup to the NBR Online story because the port's media team would not make Mr Lingard available. BusinessDay relied instead on union president Gary Parsloe to make his smear allegations and leak employee details.