Mediation aimed at resolving the disruptive disoute between the Maritime Union and the Ports of Auckland (PoAL) is scheduled to begin this afternoon.
After a judicial settlement conference at the Employment Court last week, PoAL halted its contracting-out process and both parties agreed to return to mediation at 1pm.
Last week PoAL issued union workers with notices of a lockout beginning on April 6. An injunction filed by the union challenging the lockout isdue to be heard tomorrow morning.
No new date has been set for an adjourned hearing, due to begin today, of the union's substantive challenge to the Ports contracting out policy.