What will motivate the employer to change?


At this point, not much – the employer saves operation costs, such as fuel, each time a ferry doesn’t sail. So the job action doesn’t directly pressure them back to the negotiation table, nor does it influence them to invest in retention and succession planning. Until their contract with the Ministry is threatened, or the labour pools they’ve relied on stop agreeing to work for them, they will not be motivated to do anything different.