Waiheke Marketplace : April 25th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 25, 2012 NEWS Help keep our Port public. Help save secure jobs and family time for Port workers. P y A We are the workers at Ports of Auckland, and we work for you. As you know, we have been trying to negotiate a new employment agreement to cover our jobs. We had to take industrial action to prevent our jobs being casualised and contracted out. We were then locked out by the company. We want secure, permanent work to remain at the Port. We need the ability to plan our lives. But the Port appears determined to casualise and contract out our jobs - and thats bad for families. We are now back at work, getting your Port back up and running again. And were back in talks to try and get this sorted. We will continue to offer improvements that ensure a more successful Port. Your support made the difference. So thank you, Auckland. The company is still insisting on casualising our jobs and is threatening to contract out our work altogether which means no job security for us and our families. It means more disruption to our family lives. Port proposals for our jobs would see no guaranteed weekends off with our family, no protection against casualisation, less pay and skilled wharfies losing their jobs. Our jobs are already flexible, but like you we need time with our family. We - Aucklanders - own the Port. It must be run well on our behalf. The Port has wasted millions in public money trying to remove our job security. They leaked worker personnel files to the media, and face a significant legal challenge. We need to stop the damage to our Port, to businesses and residents. The Mayor and Council should ensure we have better leaders for our Port. Join us in demanding change to deliver the successful and productive Port we all want. C i g i i - b f f mi i P f A ip i ' p j b Authorised by Maritime Union of NZ. (09) 951 0226 • firstname.lastname@example.org • facebook.com/saveourport • twitter: @saveourport Key Man Medical Motorcycle Car & General Commercial Super & Kiwi Saver Life Income Protection Trauma & Disability Business & Partnership · · · · · · · · · · Waiheke Unichem Pharmacy Oneroa 372 8312 Open 7 Days - extended hours for holidays: Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm / Sat 9-5pm / Sun 10.15-4.30pm Rosehip Oil with Antioxidant Advanced Formular Rosapene with Red Berry, Super Antioxidants Clearer Skin New from 4062755AO Look out for our "FOREVER Young" Healthy aging Events coming soon! Carnival time for visitors Tourism boost: The carnival-themed event at Wild on Waiheke was so big that staff from other venues had to pitch in to help make it happen. Photo: MILLI VILLAMIL The island got some posi- tive international exposure when hundreds of inter- national corporate visitors took a break from confer- ence business to enjoy a trip to the island last week. The 280 delegates from the Regional Chairman's Council Conference in Auckland paid a visit to Wild on Waiheke for a carnival-themed event including lunch and activi- ties. The event was so big that the venue had to bor- row staff from other venues including Casita Miro, Wai Kitchen and Stonyridge. The visitors got to try out archery and laser claybird shooting and watch an oyster shucking demonstration. Artist Jennifer Fountain tutored some of them to paint their own Waiheke landscape which they could take home. Two sheep even entertained the crowd while the guests tried out some Waiheke cheese. Wild on Waiheke co- owner Karen Webb says feedback from the group, who are top performing relationship managers from the Asia Pacific region, has been over- whelmingly positive''. The Singapore-based events company who brought the conference to Auckland is working with us on a similar event to be held here in December.''
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