Auckland Port chief ready to replace striking union workforce

File photo of Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson posing in front of cranes that are not getting worn out with over use at the moment. Ports of Auckland boss Tony Gibson is setting out to replace striking union workers with private contractors on the city's troubled wharves. In a sign that the long-running dispute between the Ports and the Maritime Union is escalating, Mr Gibson yesterday said he was "absolutely" prepared to replace 330 union jobs with private contractors [...]

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