Ports of Auckland must pay the permanent workers among the union members it had illegally locked out.
PoAL suddenly changed tack yesterday and now says the lockout isn’t for health and safety but because there’s not enough work (thanks to the weeks of industrial action the management has triggered). Neither excuse worked on the Court.
It’s only a partial victory for workers who want to work and have long-term job security, not just get paid for two weeks of doing nothing. But it’s yet another costly defeat for management.
How long will they keep burning ratepayers’ money like this before the council acts?