Workers at the Ports of Auckland still fear they could die on the job, as pressures to clear freight are put above their safety – and urgent action is needed, Newshub reveals. An Auckland Council-led safety review into the Ports is expected to be released in coming weeks, but some wharfies fear no real change will happen until there is change at the top. The Ports have come under immense pressure over the past year – COVID-19 and the implementation of new automated cranes have caused huge backlogs.