Update 2 - Strike Notice at Lyttelton port
LPC and the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) have been in bargaining today. While no settlement has yet been reached the negotiations have been positive and progress is being made.
From today’s discussion it has been agreed that the parties will continue bargaining tomorrow.
The current strike notices have not been withdrawn. There remain strike notices in place for Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January, and for three days from Friday 3 February to Sunday 5 February.
We have contingency plans in place to manage container shipping as well as possible over the strike periods. We will be providing reduced R&D services during the industrial action over the next two days.
LPC is legally challenging the validity of the 3-5 February strike notice and we hope to be able to update you on the outcome of this early next week.
Thank you for your continuing patience during this time. We will keep you updated.