Port Nelson Industrial Action Update

Please note we have been advised of the following.   


Port Nelson Ltd (PNL) advises that a further mediation meeting with the Merchant Service Guild (MSG) was held on Monday in Wellington to continue negotiations for a Collective Employment Agreement (CEA). The MSG is seeking a CEA for 8 Tug Masters and Engineers working on PNL owned tugs at Port Nelson.

Despite ongoing negotiations over a number of months and additional discussions today in Nelson the two parties remain some way apart on an agreement.

The MSG has issued notice of strike action from 1800 Hrs on Friday 15th June through to 0600 Hrs Monday 18th June. If this action is taken no shipping movements will take place during that period.

They have also issued further strike notices for a week-long period effective from 1800 Hrs Friday 22nd June through until Fri 29th June. 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.


Please contact your Mondiale representative if more information is required.

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