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2:18 pm, March 8th, 2012 - 28 comments
Categories: capitalism, class war, infrastructure, transport, Unions, wages - Tags: maritime union, ports of auckland, underpants gnomes
Ports of Auckland wants to increase profits by slashing pay-packets by 20% – $6m. It won’t make the containers move faster. It will increase profits only by taking bread out of the mouths of port worker families
So far, the process has cost them at least $28m.
Add $11.5m for redundancy payments (for workers they hope to re-hire via contractors).
That’s over six years’ ‘savings’ spent already. Add the cost of continuing interruption as the contractors are established.
Add the cost of blacklisting.
Add the cost of customers that have shifted ports.
Len Brown should sack the POAL management for incompetence.
Or he should be sacked himself. (I’m writing this while listening to Brown on RNZ. It makes me sick that we fought for this creep).