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Timaru Port Workers Withdraw Strike Notices

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 3:11 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon withdrawn all seven strikes notices that were issued for the days 16-22 December inclusive. RMTU South Island Organiser John Kerr says the employers ... More >>

Passenger Rail Services Need To Be Back On Track Now

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 5:13 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Further delays with long distance passenger rail services are undermining New Zealand’s climate change response, says the Union for rail workers. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says passenger rail offers a low emission option ... More >>

KiwiRail strike notices withdrawn following new offer

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 11:55 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Strike notices on KiwiRail have been withdrawn. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says following negotiations between the RMTU and KiwiRail, a new offer from KiwiRail will be taken back to union members for ratification. The ... More >>

Timaru Port Workers Issue Seventh Strike Notice

Monday, 6 December 2021, 3:14 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued a seventh strike notice following on from the six issued to date. RMTU South Island Organiser John Kerr says this gives notice of a further ... More >>

Timaru Port Workers Issue Sixth Strike Notice

Sunday, 5 December 2021, 4:45 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued a sixth strike notice following on from the five issued earlier this week. RMTU South Island Organiser John Kerr says this gives notice of ... More >>

Timaru Port Workers Issue Fifth Strike Notice

Saturday, 4 December 2021, 3:31 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued a fifth strike notice following on from the four issued earlier this week. RMTU South Island Organiser John Kerr says this gives notice of ... More >>

Timaru Port Workers Issue Fourth Strike Notice

Friday, 3 December 2021, 3:03 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued a fourth strike notice following on from the three issued earlier this week. RMTU South Island Organiser John Kerr says this gives notice of ... More >>

Timaru Port Workers Issue Third Strike Notice

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 3:05 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued a third strike notice following on from the two issued earlier this week. RMTU South Island Organiser John Kerr says this gives notice of ... More >>

Timaru Port Workers Issue Second Strike Notice

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 2:51 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued a second strike notice following on from the one issued yesterday. RMTU South Island Organiser John Kerr says this gives notice of a further ... More >>

Timaru Port Workers Issue Strike Notice

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 3:19 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued notice of a 24 hour full strike on 16th December. RMTU South Island Organiser John Kerr says the decision to issue notice follows on from ... More >>

Strike Notices Announced For National Rail Stoppage

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 9:49 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Strike action by rail workers is set to paralyse KiwiRail operations next month, affecting both rail and ferry transport. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says the Union has served KiwiRail two separate strike notices ... More >>

Timaru Port Workers Vote To Strike

Friday, 19 November 2021, 11:29 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The results of a secret ballot of Port of Timaru workers saw an overwhelming majority vote for strike action to pursue a general wage increase of 8%. 94% of workers voting supported industrial action. Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) South Island ... More >>

Rail Workers Vote For Nationwide Strike And Stoppage

Monday, 15 November 2021, 4:56 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

A nationwide ballot of members of New Zealand’s rail union will see strike action against KiwiRail, affecting both rail and ferry transport. The strike action will affect all rail operations in New Zealand including rail ferries and Auckland and ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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