Union wants Employment Court ruling
UPDATED: The Maritime Union's Employment Court hearing challenging the legality of the Ports of Auckland decision to contract out jobs is set for the 26th of March.
The Maritime Union wants a ruling from the Employment Court on the legality of the Ports of Auckland decision to contract out jobs.
The union questions whether or not it is legal for jobs to be made redundant while parties are negotiating an employment agreement relating to jobs.
It argues that under its collective bargaining agreement the decision to contract out was equivalent to an illegal lockout.
MUNZ president Garry Parsloe says union members from across the country as well as representatives from Australian, Dutch and American workers unions would attend a demonstration at Britomart on Saturday.