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KiwiRail must upgrade its electric fleet

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:30 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is voicing its support for demonstrators who are rallying at the Cenotaph steps outside of Parliament calling for KiwiRail to reinvest in an electric fleet says RMTU organiser Todd Valster. More >>

Rail and Maritime Transport Union takes KiwiRail to court

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 3:43 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

After a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) investigation found that Chinese engineers working on KiwiRail’s imported locomotives at the Hutt Workshops were probably not covered under New Zealand employment law, the Rail and Maritime ... More >>

KiwiRail fails the sustainability test

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 2:22 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

KiwiRail is failing to fulfil its environmental obligations says Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson. More >>

Government closes door on local businesses

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 9:27 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

New Zealanders will not get a say on the government’s decision to ratify an international agreement which removes the right to protect local jobs, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson. More >>

Lyttelton Port workers vote to escalate dispute

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:26 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action. Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals ... More >>

Port workers put safety first

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 12:06 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) have taken a pragmatic stance to ensure safety for workers and the environment, according to the Rail and Maritime Union. More >>

Lyttelton Port Should Negotiate and not Litigate

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 12:39 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) should negotiate and not litigate, says the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) after the port failed to injunct workers who walked off the job on grounds of health and safety on Friday night. More >>

Mediation Between Lyttelton Port and Union Fails

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:22 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) has opted to continue its overtime ban indefinitely after mediation with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) failed to progress collective bargaining. “There was no substantial shift in LPC’s position today ... More >>

Lyttelton Port workers begin overtime ban

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 4:04 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers of Christchurch Rail and Lyttelton Port have begun an indefinite ban on overtime, according to the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. More >>

Britomart violence raises questions over rail staff safety

Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:42 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is raising serious questions over the safety of the staff on Auckland’s train network after violent incidents on Saturday night stopped services at Britomart Station and frightened staff and passengers at other ... More >>

Industrial Action at Lyttelton Port Looks Inevitable

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:23 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

It is highly likely industrial action at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) will start on 17 December with an indefinite overtime ban after mediated talks between the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) and the port company failed to reach ... More >>

Lyttelton Port Workers Vote For Industrial Action

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 4:10 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Lyttelton Port staff represented by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) this afternoon voted for an indefinite ban on overtime to commence on 17 December. ‘Our union represents more than 200 workers at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC), ... More >>

Auckland move for KiwiRail health and safety team questioned

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 9:44 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is questioning a KiwiRail proposal to progressively relocate its Zero Harm personnel from Wellington to Auckland. More >>

Union Not Opposed To Random Drug Testing at Lyttelton Port

Monday, 6 October 2014, 3:13 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is puzzled at comments by Lyttelton Port CEO Peter Davie that it is obstructing the introduction of random drug and alcohol testing on the waterfront ‘Mr Davie is reported in today’s Christchurch Press ... More >>

Union Slams Port Boss’s Pay Rise

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:44 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) says Lyttelton Port CEO Peter Davie’s 18% wage rise, taking his pay packet to $1.24m, is unjustified and inflammatory. ‘Lyttelton port has an appalling health and safety record, with three deaths on ... More >>

Labour Announcement on Future of Hillside Workshops Welcome

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:20 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Labour leader David Cunliffe’s announcement in Dunedin today that a government led by his party would re-open Hillside Railway workshops was welcomed by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU). ‘Since the workshops were shut down in late ... More >>

Alleged Exploitation of Chinese Workers

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 5:05 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MOBIE) must investigate allegations of exploitation of Chinese workers at KiwiRail’s Hutt Railway Workshops says the union that represents rail workers. More >>

Waterfront Union Welcomes Timaru Port U-Turn

Friday, 20 June 2014, 11:03 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The announcement that the sixteen jobs under threat at Prime Port Timaru will not be lost after all is good news, says the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU). More >>

Port Redundancies Symptom of ‘Chaos’ on NZ Waterfront

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 3:19 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Today’s announcement that sixteen jobs will be on the chopping block as Prime Port Timaru restructures its operations for the third time in four years is another example of the failure of the free market in New Zealand’s port sector, says the ... More >>

Melling incident

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 12:32 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is expressing sympathy with the travelling public who were injured when a train failed to stop at the end of the Melling line in Lower Hutt this morning. More >>

 

 

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