More than seventy EPMU and Moulders Union members at Masport are taking strike action in protest at the iconic company's below-inflation pay offer of 3%.
The strike action began on Wednesday morning and is set to continue into next week, severely disrupting production at the company's Mt Wellington manufacturing plant.
EPMU national secretary Andrew Little says members see strike action as the only way to get a fair deal.
"In the current inflation environment three percent is effectively a pay cut and our members clearly aren't going to accept that.
"There's a lot of talk about raising New Zealanders' wages and closing the gap with Australia but sometimes that means workers need to take strike action to make sure they get a decent offer."
The EPMU represents fifty workers at Masport and the Moulders Union represents around twenty.
Striking members and supporters will picket outside the plant between 6.30am-11.30am on Monday morning and are welcoming anyone who wants to offer their solidarity. Supporters from other unions will be joining in between 8am and 10am.
The plant is located at 1 - 37 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland. For more information call Eugene Setu via 0800 1 UNION.