Strikes lifted at Lyttelton Port - agreement in principle reached with Union
Please see the below media release which we issued a short time ago.
We are very pleased that RMTU members at Lyttelton Port have agreed in principle to a settlement and have lifted their strike notices, effective immediately.
This means you now have certainty of uninterrupted service at Lyttelton Port and all our services continuing to operate as normal.
We want to thank you for your support and patience during the recent the industrial action. It is very encouraging that we now look close to achieving a settlement.
LPC MEDIA STATEMENT
Lyttelton Port and RMTU reach agreement in principle
Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) have today reached an agreement in principle regarding terms of settlement. As a result, the RMTU has lifted all strike notices and LPC has withdrawn its lockout notice.
Lyttelton Port can now continue providing normal operations.
The agreement in principle regarding terms of settlement will require formal ratification by RMTU members at Lyttelton Port.
LPC Chief Executive Peter Davie says “the lifting of the strike notices is an extremely positive step as we move closer to achieving settlement.
“LPC wants to acknowledge our customers’ ongoing support and thank them for their patience during the industrial action. It is encouraging that we can again give importers, exporters and our region certainty of uninterrupted service at Lyttelton Port.”