Whale Oil has the audio of a Cecil Walker on Morning Report yesterday slagging off Ports of Auckland, talking about how he is forced to
walk work 16 hours a day and how the 10% offer from POAL is not worth losing his family over, and how he used to work long hours and almost lost his family over it as he was working 80 hours a week. He even said how one of his kids said he never sees him as he is always at work. He concludes his family is more important than money.
This makes POAL look like a heartless employer, with no consideration for families. However an e-mail to Whale (I presume it is accurate) paints a very different story of POAL, of how they gave Walker 21 weeks off on full pay when his wife had cancer, how they had a limo pick them up from their house to take them to and from Christmas in the Park to meet Frankie Stevens, and even how when he had a baby, The company tracked them down to where they was staying and sent a 5 tiered baby gift basket to him.Tags: Maritime Union, POAL, Radio New Zealand