18 Feb 2015

Port dispute settled in Auckland

4:09 pm on 18 February 2015

A long-running dispute at Auckland's ports has been resolved after three-and-a-half years.

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Auckland Port Photo: RNZ / Todd Niall

The Maritime Union said its members had accepted a proposed deal with the council-owned Ports of Auckland and a document would be signed soon.

Attempts to settle a collective agreement for union members have been underway since late 2011, with strikes disrupting container shipping in 2012.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown said the agreement would provide much-needed certainty for port staff.

Ports of Auckland has welcomed the settlement.