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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 >>

Lyttelton Port Sell Off Will Trigger a Fight

Friday, 16 May 2014, 2:35 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) will fight any sell down of Christchurch City Council’s ownership of Lyttelton Port Company (LPC). More >>

KiwiRail safety audit missing vital link

Sunday, 11 May 2014, 12:31 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Rail workers are stunned with KiwiRail’s decision to block worker representatives from several important sessions of an upcoming rail safety audit. KiwiRail’s rail safety audit gets underway in Auckland tomorrow. “KiwiRail appear to have learnt ... More >>

Lyttelton Port Workers Vote to Ratify Wage Deal

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 4:24 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union members working as Logistics Officers at Lyttelton Port have voted in favour of a wage deal reached with management. As part of the deal, the Eleven Logistics Officers, who plan and run the operation of the loading ... More >>

RMTU Lyttelton Port Company Logistics Officers' Settlement

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 4:18 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Settlement reached subject to ratification by union members. A 5.78% increase in total. Seven months from now the Logistics Officers salary will be $5250 higher than it is today. 2.85% backdated to 19 January 2013 2.85% from 19 January 2015 Agreement ... More >>

Port Company Resorts to Bully Boy Tactics Before Mediation S

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 5:11 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) says Lyttleton Port Company (LPC) is trying to intimidate port and rail workers ahead of tomorrow’s mediation to try and settle the continuing industrial thdispute at the port. More >>

Further Strike Action at Lyttelton port

Friday, 2 May 2014, 11:20 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Rail Workers Vow to Support Lyttelton Port Staff As Fresh Strike Notice Issued. More >>

Lyttelton Port Workers Vote to Extend Planned Strike Action

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 11:53 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Lyttelton Port staff who work as Logistics Officers voted unanimously yesterday to extend strike action, due to commence on Friday, into a series of multiple rolling stoppages over coming weeks says the Rail and Maritime Transport Union More >>

Industrial Action Imminent at Lyttelton Port

Monday, 28 April 2014, 10:19 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The failure of mediation today between the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) and Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) management means that industrial action is imminent at Lyttelton port. ‘Our members who work as Logistics Officers at LPC have been ... More >>

Rail staff mark Workers Memorial Day

Monday, 28 April 2014, 8:56 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Rail staff mark Workers Memorial Day Rail workers across the country are marking Workers Memorial Day today. Workers’ Memorial Day was first observed in 1989 in Canada, and now on April 28 each year hundreds of communities and worksites around ... More >>

Change of approach to government procurement needed

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 2:29 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The rail engineering industry has been totally let down by National’s lack of manufacturing policy, and Labour’s measures outlined today represent a marked shift in approach to supporting domestic industries, the RMTU said today. More >>

Tougher approach needed for safety of rail staff

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:49 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Assaults on rail operating staff and Maori Wardens over the weekend have prompted calls for much better safety measures on Auckland’s rail network. More >>

Wider costs of overseas built locomotives needs recognition

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 4:43 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says the full cost to New Zealand Inc of the decision to have our trains built overseas must not be swept under the carpet. KiwiRail and the RMTU have today confirmed that the first of KiwiRail’s Chinese built DL ... More >>

 

 

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