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Industrial Action Update

Posted on 12/06/2018

Port Nelson Ltd (PNL) regrets to advise that despite further meetings with the Merchant Service Guild (MSG) today in relation to negotiations for a Collective Employment Agreement (CEA), the MSG as advised that strike action will go ahead this weekend. 


The strike action will be from 1800 Hrs on Friday 15th June through to 0600 Hrs Monday 18th June.  No shipping movements will take place during that period.


The MSG is seeking a CEA for 8 Tug Masters and Engineers working on PNL owned tugs at Port Nelson.


Strike notices for a week-long period effective from 1800 Hrs Friday 22nd June through until Fri 29th June are still in place.  Should that action take place all import and export movements would cease for a seven-day period and significant parts of PNL operations would cease to operate.


Both parties are meeting for further mediation on Monday.  


For further information:

Martin Byrne – Chief Executive Port Nelson Ltd

Ph 021 548209