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New Zealand 
26 January 2024 
Jean Roberts 
[FYI request #25070 email]    
By email 
Our ref: F33867 
Dear Jean 
Response to request for information on personal grievances 
I refer to your request to Maritime NZ, which we received on 19 December 2023, in which you 
asked for information about personal grievances. We have considered your request in 
accordance with the Official Information Act 1983 (the Act). 

1.   The number of Personal Grievances raised in your Ministry, in the last 
 3 years broken down by year, and categories (for example: Bullying, Unjustifiably 
disadvantaged, constructive dismissal etc) 
Below is a table with the number of personal grievances raised in each of the financial years 
from 2021 to 2023. Due to the fact that there are only two instances where personal 
grievances have been raised, we are withholding any further information, such as category, 
under section 9(2)(a) of the Act to protect the privacy of individuals. We do not consider that 
withholding this information is outweighed by other considerations which make it desirable, in 
the public interest, to make that information available. 
For the financial year ending 30 June 2023 

For the financial year ending 30 June 2022 

For the financial year ending 30 June 2021 

2.   (in the last 3 years) The number of Mediation that took place broken down by 
No mediations have taken place in the last three financial years, being 30 June 2021, June 
2022 and June 2023. 
3.   (in the last 3 years) The number of successful mediation broken down by year 
Please see the response to question 2.   
4.   (in the last 3 years) Of the PGs raised, how many went to Employment  Relations 
Authority broken down by year? 
There have been no personal grievance cases taken to the Employment Relations Authority 
in the past three financial years.


5.   (in the last 3 years) How many cases were found against the Ministry  broken 
down by year? 
6.   (in the last 3 years) How much money – in total- were paid to settle  these cases / 
or pay the fee required by ERA broken down by year? 
7.   How much money was covered by the Ministry’s liability insurance? 
8.   (in the last 3 years) How much money – in total – were paid to external  Legal 
consultants to defend the cases filed in ERA or to prepare the  responses to the case 
broken down by year? 
9.   (in the last 3 years) How many ERA cases resulted in reinstatement of  employee 
broken down by year? 
10.  If a case is found against the Ministry (the Ministry lost), what are the 
consequences to the Manager involved in the incident? 
For questions 5 to 10, please see the response to question 4. 
I trust this fulfils your information request. Under section 28(3) of the Act, you have the right to 
ask the Ombudsman to review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may 
be contacted by email at: [email address] or by calling 0800 802 602. 
If you wish to discuss this request, please do not hesitate to contact 
[Maritime New Zealand request email]   
Yours sincerely 
Anna Dwen 
Senior Advisor Ministerial Services 

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