"Auckland Council has no option but to sack the Ports of Auckland's Board of Directors" says Mana Vice President John Minto following yesterday's Employment Court decision.
"The Court has upheld and extended an injunction to prevent the Board taking action to sack the workers for another two months. The Court has also said that the Board has a case to answer regarding the legality of their decision to contract out work at the port and their failure to act in good faith".
"The court decision is a solid win for the workers".
"It's obvious to everyone the Port has contempt for its employees and their right to decent employment conditions. It's a long time since we've seen such naked nastiness from an employer".
"This contempt has overridden their responsibilities to the people of Auckland. They are prepared to sacrifice consumers to increased costs and even allow a negative impact on New Zealand's GDP in their irrational pursuit of the union".
"How many more millions of dollars can Auckland lose because a pack of capitalist arseholes are hell-bent on sacking blue collar workers who are standing up for their rights?"
"Board Directors Richard Pearson, Graeme Scott, Andrew Bonner, Rob Campbell, Liz Coutts and Wayne Walden must go".
Mana supporters will be attending a 10am protest at the Auckland City Council meeting at Manukau City Centre tomorrow to demand the board be sacked.
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