The Ports of Auckland (PoAL) has stalled its contracting out process but the Maritime Union’s picket remains in place.
PoAL agreed to delay its contracting out process until after a judicial settlement conference on Monday. The decision was made last night during an Employment Court phone conference, before Judge Barry Travis, between the Maritime Union and PoAL.
Union president Garry Parsloe says he is happy with the outcome but the picket will not come down.
Mr Parsloe says the picket is "just an information centre" and no industrial action was happening.
While PoAL might want the picket removed, the company followed Judge Travis's urging and did not to comment to NBR Online.
Judge Travis' minute from the conference can be read here.