Civil Aviation needs to reconsider aggressive behaviour “Good employers do not prevent those they employee from coming to work. This is exactly what Civil Aviation is intending on doing by “locking out” people who have joined together in union to achieve better terms and conditions at work,” says CTU President Richard Wagstaff.
“This behaviour from Civil Aviation is both aggressive and irresponsible. Civil Aviation must reconsider. I cannot remember such an aggressive act by a state sector employer in the last 30 years.” “The Aviation Security Service is attempting to prevent PSA and E tū members, who work as Aviation Security staff, from working for seven days. This is the response from Civil Aviation to these working people who are refusing to do overtime, withdrawing their labour for a total of three hours and a putting ban on increased hours of work for part timers.”
“Civil Aviation will be responsible for creating major disruption to the travelling public at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin airports during the second week of the school holidays. This behaviour only strengthens the resolve of these working people who are merely seeking a fair deal.”
“Civil Aviation and the Government should reconsider this irresponsible and aggressive action which will only inflame tensions.”
“It is particularly disappointing that Civil Aviation is behaving this way taking when both parties are scheduled to attend mediation through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment next Friday.”
“The CTU is fully behind the Aviation Security staff who do such an important job protecting our boarders and ensuring the safety of our aviation industry. We call on Civil Aviation to be a good employer and take a measured and respectful approach to this industrial dispute,” said CTU President Richard Wagstaff.