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Rail Union Says New Locomotives A Great Investment In Future Of KiwiRail

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 8:56 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Union representing rail workers is backing KiwiRail’s new purchase of KR locomotives from Swiss-based company Stadler, and the involvement of workers in the procurement process. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says the ... More >>

Transport Unions Call For Review Of Ferry Fuel Decision

Sunday, 29 August 2021, 6:06 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Two of New Zealand’s biggest transport unions have expressed their concerns about decisions made around the emissions footprint of new interisland ferries. KiwiRail signed an agreement with a Korean shipyard in June to build two new Interisland ferries, ... More >>

Rail workers respond to new Auckland tender announcement

Friday, 27 August 2021, 11:44 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Auckland Transport today announced the tender for the city’s rail services from 2022 has been awarded to a new operator. More >>

Napier Port Workers’ Union Protests Against Arrival Of Blood Phosphate Ship

Friday, 13 August 2021, 3:16 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), representing port workers at Napier Port, has handed a letter of protest to the captain of a ship carrying Blood Phosphate mined in the Western Sahara that arrived at the port late on Thursday night 12 August. ... More >>

Unions Back Mandatory Vaccination For Port Workers

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 12:57 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The two main unions representing New Zealand port workers are backing the Government move to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for port workers. RMTU General Secretary Wayne Butson says workers should follow the advice of public health authorities. ... More >>

Rail And Maritime Transport Union Backs Injured Workers At Port Of Tauranga

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 2:55 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is backing injured workers who have spoken out at Port of Tauranga. Straddle drivers who have developed chronic injuries on the job have spoken to media anonymously after their concerns were side-lined ... More >>

Budget Funding For Rail A Huge And Positive Contribution

Friday, 21 May 2021, 12:53 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says a major boost to rail funding in the Budget is going to make a huge and positive contribution to modernizing the transport sector. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says the Budget ... More >>

KiwiRail Locomotives Need To Be Audited For Slave Labour

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 8:41 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union for rail workers wants assurances new KiwiRail locomotives are not involved in slave labour in China. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says new information about the Chinese company CRRC using slave labour is ... More >>

Rail Workers Call To Halt Trade Deal With Myanmar

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 8:32 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing New Zealand rail workers has spoken up against the deaths of rail workers under the Myanmar military dictatorship. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says there have been reports of 15 railway workers, ... More >>

Rail Union Says Urgent Changes Required To Te Huia Commuter Rail Service

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:06 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says the new Te Huia commuter rail service between Auckland and Hamilton is a great concept – but needs to tweak its operating model. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says Te Huia needs ... More >>

Rail Union Calls For Dunedin Council To ‘Do The Right Thing’ And Keep Dunedin Railways Rolling

Sunday, 11 April 2021, 12:56 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers is calling upon Dunedin City Council to do the right thing at its meeting on Tuesday 13 April when it decides on the future of Dunedin Railways. Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson ... More >>

RMTU Calls For End Of "blood Phosphate" Imports After High Court Judgement

Friday, 19 March 2021, 11:43 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union has repeated its call to end imports of “blood phosphate” from Western Sahara following a High Court judgement. On 15 March 2021, the High Court of New Zealand released its judgment in Kamel Mohamed & Barton ... More >>

Port Workers Protest Arrival Of Blood Phosphate Ship In Tauranga

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 12:41 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), representing port workers at the Port of Tauranga, has delivered a letter of protest to the captain of a ship carrying Blood Phosphate mined in the Western Sahara. Because of COVID19 protocols the letter ... More >>

Further Purchase Of "Dog And Lemon" Locomotives A Bad Business Decision By KiwiRail

Friday, 29 January 2021, 10:04 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says a decision by KiwiRail to buy further “DL” locomotives is throwing good money after bad. KiwiRail has recently ordered 10 new diesel “DL” class locomotives from CRRC Dalian in China, on top of the 63 that ... More >>

Rail Union Calls For Action On Wellington Rail Line After TAIC Report

Monday, 21 December 2020, 1:36 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers is calling for action to a make a notorious Wellington rail bottleneck safer. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) released a report today into an incident in November 2019 at the ‘Wellington ... More >>

KiwiRail Needs To Operate For The Long Term Benefit To The Economy, Not For Short Term Profit

Friday, 18 December 2020, 9:58 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says KiwiRail needs to be turned into a ‘public benefit entity’ so it can operate for the greater good of New Zealand. The Government has recently asked the Treasury and the Ministry of Transport to consider KiwiRail’s ... More >>

Essential Workers To Walk Off Job At Marsden Point

Monday, 23 November 2020, 10:52 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Essential workers who are a key link in New Zealand’s fuel supplies are planning to walk off the job before Christmas after their employer sought to grab back hard-won conditions. Fifteen key employees at North Tugz Ltd have voted to take industrial ... More >>

Tauranga Port Workers’ Union Protests Against Arrival Of Blood Phosphate Ship

Monday, 9 November 2020, 5:15 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), representing port workers at the Port of Tauranga, has handed a letter of protest to the captain of a ship carrying Blood Phosphate mined in the Western Sahara that arrived at the port over the weekend. ... More >>

Rail Union Calls For Strategic Rethink On Foundry

Monday, 2 November 2020, 8:52 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says the closure of a Dunedin foundry could be turned around by strategic leadership from industry and Government. Bradken are closing their foundry operations at the Kiwirail-owned Hillside site at the end of ... More >>

Rail And Maritime Workers Back Improved Sick Leave

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 9:20 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is backing improved sick leave for workers. RMTU General Secretary Wayne Butson says rail and maritime workers are essential workers who would benefit from changes being promoted by the New Zealand Council ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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