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
- 07 November - Nationwide
- 06 November - Whanganui and Taihape
Security staff hold lightning strike outside Whanganui District Court for increased pay
- 01 November - Auckland - All members
Auckland courts close as Ministry of Justice staff vote for 'lightning strike'
- 01 November - Rotorua - All members
Strike at Rotorua Court part of ongoing pay and conditions row
- 31 October - Auckland - Court registry officers, call centre workers, collection registry officers
- 31 October - Wellington - Court registry officers, call centre workers, collection registry officers
Newstalk ZB Bulletin
- 30 October - Napier & Hastings - All MOJ members
Court staff to strike in Napier and Hastings over pay dispute
- 26 October - Waikato - All members except NTS
Waikato court staff vote for 'lightning strike'
- 26 October - South Island - All members except NTS
Unexpected strike suddenly closes South Island courts
- 25 October - New Plymouth - All members
- 25 October - Nationwide - NTS (Court Reporters)
- 19 October - Manukau, Papakura, Waitakere - All members
Lighting strike sees some court staffers walk
- 01 October - Northland - CSOs
Police to help keep peace in Northland courts if security guards strike
- 28 September - Christchurch - CSOs
Christchurch court staff in walk-out over pay dispute
- 26 September - Manukau, South Auckland - CSOs
- 19 September - Nationwide Strike - All MOJ members
Court staff call out ministry 'injustice' over planned changes to pay brackets
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19 September - Nationwide Strike - All MOJ members
Auckland - Central
Auckland - South
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.
The first lightning strike was held today outside Manukau District Court in Auckland by CSOs (Court Security Officers)
The second lightning strike was held today in Christchurch, with all Christchurch CSOs voting to strike from 11:00 to 12:00
01 October - Northland
Northland CSOs from 3 courts participated in the third lightning strike, in Whangarei, Kaitaia, and Kaikohe.
- Police to help keep peace in Northland courts if security guards strike
- Northland court closed for two hours during strike
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.
MOJ members at New Plymouth District Court participated in lightning strike action from 2:30-3:30 today.
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.
Court reporters on strike in Auckland share what their jobs are, why they're on strike, and why they're feeling constantly devalued.
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.
- Unexpected strike suddenly closes South Island courts
- Court staff strike as industrial action ramps up
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.
Members from Napier and Hastings District Courts joined the action today, walking out from 3:00-5:00pm
Members from Wellington's MOJ Contact Centres took to Grey Street from 11:30-12:00 to show Wellingtonian's what they've got!
Ministry of Justice workers in Wellington share why they're on strike, and why the Ministry of Justice needs to address pay equality.
While Wellington members took to the capital's CBD, MOJ members in Auckland were also Standing Strong!
Ministry of Justice workers in Auckland share why they're on strike.
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!
Following from the midday lightning strike in Rotorua, two courts in Auckland were shut down by further industrial action in the afternoon.
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.