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Wellington rail workers strike to defend their conditions

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:37 pm | RMTU

Workers employed by Transdev Wellington and Hyundai Rotem on Wellington’s passenger rail network have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action to defend their terms and conditions of employment. More >>

Poor Infrastructure Decision, National Running On Empty

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:34 pm | RMTU

The debacle surrounding the Marsden Point refinery gas pipeline is totally unacceptable in a first world nation. Where was plan B from the National led Government? More >>

KiwiRail exploitation case heads to court

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:13 am | RMTU

KiwiRail exploitation case heads to court • Rail workers’ union takes test case to determine the employment status of Chinese engineers working under warranty to remove asbestos from KiwiRail’s imported locomotives • Allegations of exploitation ... More >>

Rail and maritime transport workers call for asbestos ban

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:28 am | RMTU

Workers’ Memorial Day is the perfect time to consider an asbestos ban says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson. More >>

Mass Meeting Condemns KiwiRail Job Cull

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 10:56 am | RMTU

Mass Meeting Condemns KiwiRail Job Cull; Calls On Government to Invest In Hillside and Rail Engineering More >>

Talks between rail union and KiwiRail break down

Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 11:13 am | RMTU

Talks between the rail workers’ union and KiwiRail over the future of 40 jobs at Hillside workshops in Dunedin have broken down, after the union suggested the company was engaging in sham consultation. More >>

Kiwi Jobs Bill Will Stem Loss Of Manufacturing

Wednesday, 14 July 2010, 5:07 pm | RMTU

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) says stronger local procurement requirements are needed to stop more manufacturing work going overseas, and the union is supporting Clare Curran’s Bill to help achieve this. More >>

Protest Rally at Iranian Embassy [Wellington]

Friday, 26 June 2009, 5:58 pm | RMTU

NZ unions affiliated to the International Transport Workers Federation held a protest rally outside the Iranian Embassy in Wellington today. This rally was in protest of the appalling workers rights in Iran where workers and union leaders are jailed ... More >>

Strong Support For Improved Public Transport

Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 10:22 am | RMTU

"The RMTU today welcomed the results of consultation on the Johnsonville line" "Submitters who could see all the options overwhelmingly supported rail," said Wayne Butson, General Secretary of the RMTU. The majority of those submitters ... More >>

Toll Holdings Shuns MECA !

Friday, 4 June 2004, 10:11 am | RMTU

The union representing Auckland rail workers has accused transport giant Toll Holdings of using heavy-handed bullying tactics as the company issues termination letters to staff and challenges their right to remain on their existing Multi Employer Collective ... More >>

 

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