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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 >>

Asbestos concerns remain for rail workers

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 8:58 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says some KiwiRail locomotives have tested positive for loose asbestos fibres and that a plan to return the locomotives to service is premature. More >>

New Zealand union mourns UK transport workers leader

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 4:52 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is expressing its sorrow at the loss of international union leader Bob Crow, who died in London yesterday. More >>

Asbestos regulations in New Zealand woeful

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 5:06 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

New Zealand needs to follow Australia’s lead and ban the importation of asbestos containing products, the rail union said today. More >>

Lyttelton Port safety improvements welcome but overdue

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 9:46 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Lyttelton Port safety improvements welcome but overdue A union representing workers at the Port of Lyttleton say it’s positive that the company is moving fast to fix safety concerns following the serious injury to a forklift driver, but a better commitment ... More >>

Serious concern for safety of train staff

Monday, 3 February 2014, 4:34 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is expressing concern for the safety of staff on Auckland’s train network following serious assaults over the weekend. More >>

Port of Lyttelton safety needs serious attention

Monday, 23 December 2013, 9:13 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Port of Lyttelton safety needs serious attention Safety at the Port of Lyttelton needs serious attention following the second death in two months, the Rail and Maritime Transport Union said today. The RMTU has today expressed its condolences for the ... More >>

NZ rail workers stand in solidarity with Korean counterparts

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 11:10 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

New Zealand rail workers stand in solidarity with Korean counterparts New Zealand rail workers are rallying in support of their Korean counterparts, who are protesting against their government’s unpopular new rail restructuring and privatisation programme. ... More >>

Rail union will look to open dialogue with new KiwiRail head

Friday, 8 November 2013, 4:28 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail & Maritime Transport Union said today it would look forward to meeting KiwiRail’s new CEO as soon as his feet are under the desk, with health and safety and strengthening rail’s role as a key part of New Zealand’s transport infrastructure being top ... More >>

Rail workers join wall of opposition to work rights cuts

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 2:36 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Rail and port workers have joined other workers in opposition to proposed employment law changes. Large union rallies got underway in Wellington today, to be followed next week by Christchurch and Auckland. More >>

Jim Quinn departure a concerning sign

Friday, 7 June 2013, 11:23 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Jim Quinn’s departure from KiwiRail risks a loss of momentum in health and safety and worker participation improvements at the SOE, the Rail & Maritime Transport Union said today. More >>

Union Welcomes KiwiRail Decision Not To Force Redundancies

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 8:33 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Today’s announcement confirming that KiwiRail will not force any staff to become redundant as a result of its decision to suspend its Christchurch-Picton passenger service, the ‘Coastal Pacific’, over the winter months is welcome news, says ... More >>

Greater use of grade separation on rail crossings needed

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 12:38 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Greater use of grade separation on rail crossings needed The union for rail workers says that greater use of grade separation such as over bridges or underpasses are needed to properly protect pedestrians from rail accidents. This morning KiwiRail ... More >>

Taskforce must serve as blueprint for health and safety

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 5:04 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Today’s independent taskforce report must serve as a blueprint for the future of workplace health and safety, the Rail & Maritime Transport Union said today. More >>

Employment changes tilting balance strongly toward employers

Friday, 26 April 2013, 3:35 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Rail and port workers say an ability for employers to opt out of multi employer collective agreements sends a message that a race to the bottom on wages is acceptable. More >>

Nationwide events for Workers Memorial Day on Sunday

Friday, 26 April 2013, 2:21 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Events around the country and the launch of a book on rail safety will mark Workers Memorial Day this year, the Rail & Maritime Transport Union said today. Rail and port workers hold events to mark Workers Memorial Day every year, and this year the ... More >>

KiwiRail TranzCoastal Suspension 'Misguided & Shortsighted'

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 10:08 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Tuesday 2 April 2013 KiwiRail TranzCoastal Suspension ‘Misguided and Shortsighted’ Says Rail Union Today’s announcement that KiwiRail will suspend its Christchurch-Picton passenger service, the TranzCoastal, over the winter months is both shortsighted ... More >>

Procurement policy not just about a fair shake of the stick

Friday, 8 March 2013, 12:20 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Media Release: Rail & Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) Friday 8 March, 2013 Procurement policy not just about a fair shake of the stick Government procurement policy needs to be much more than just giving firms a “fair shake of the stick” as Steve Joyce ... More >>

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