Standing Strong Together at the MOJ

A selection of photos, videos, and other media of rolling MOJ industrial action.

Industrial Action to date

Ongoing: Work To Rule
Ongoing: Overtime Ban

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19 September - Nationwide Strike - All MOJ members

Court staff call out ministry 'injustice' over planned changes to pay brackets

Auckland - Central

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Auckland - South

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19 September

Around 1500 Ministry of Justice staff walked off the job for two hours today as a show of unity and solidarity in the struggle for equity and fair pay.

26 September

The first lightning strike was held today outside Manukau District Court in Auckland by CSOs (Court Security Officers)

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28 September

The second lightning strike was held today in Christchurch, with all Christchurch CSOs voting to strike from 11:00 to 12:00

Christchurch court staff in walk-out over pay dispute

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01 October - Northland

Northland CSOs from 3 courts participated in the third lightning strike, in Whangarei, Kaitaia, and Kaikohe.

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18 October

19 October 

A lightning strike shut down some of Auckland's district courts with just 30 minutes prior warning as the Public Service Association (PSA) continued its protest, with PSA members such as court reporters and victim advisors all walking off the job in the protest around courtrooms in Manukau, Papakura and Waitakere.

Lighting strike sees some court staffers walk

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25 October

MOJ members at New Plymouth District Court participated in lightning strike action from 2:30-3:30 today.

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25 October

The lightning strike continued today with court reporters nationwide walking off from 3:00-5:00pm.

National organiser Brendon Lane talked to court reports in Auckland about why they're on strike - check out our video in the next tab.

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Wellington NTS

25 October

Court reporters on strike in Auckland share what their jobs are, why they're on strike, and why they're feeling constantly devalued.

26 October

Courts across the South Island were closed from 3:00-5:00 after all South Island MOJ members (except NTS/court reporters) walked out and went home for the day.


26 October

Waikato were next in line following on from the South Island walkout earlier this afternoon. Waikato members held a lightning strike from 4:00-5:00.


30 October

Members from Napier and Hastings District Courts joined the action today, walking out from 3:00-5:00pm

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31 October 

Members from Wellington's MOJ Contact Centres took to Grey Street from 11:30-12:00 to show Wellingtonian's what they've got! 

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31 October

Ministry of Justice workers in Wellington share why they're on strike, and why the Ministry of Justice needs to address pay equality. 

31 October

While Wellington members took to the capital's CBD, MOJ members in Auckland were also Standing Strong!

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31 October

Ministry of Justice workers in Auckland share why they're on strike.

01 November

November kicked off with lightning strike action right away, with all Rotorua MOJ members going on strike from 11:00-12:00. Members from the District Court, High Court, and Maori Land Court braved stormy weather to Stand Strong together!

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01 November

Following from the midday lightning strike in Rotorua, two courts in Auckland were shut down by further industrial action in the afternoon.

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06 November

Whanganui and Taihape CSO members continued the lightning storm today, walking out from 10:30-12:30, before taking their lunch break - closing the courts for three hours.

Security staff hold lightning strike outside Whanganui District Court for increased pay

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