Union's court bid to halt contracting
An injunction filed by the Maritime Union to stall the Ports of Auckland's contracting out process may not be heard.
The union filed an injunction application in the Employment Court this morning in a bid to stall contracting out until the union's substantive challenge to contracting is heard by the court on March 26.
The union's primary action is to challenge the legality of the contracting.
But no date has been set for the injunction to be heard, or if it will be heard, because it covers the same material to be dealt with on March 26, Auckland Employment Court registrar Mima Bobot says.