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Planned Job Losses Put Auckland Rail Passengers At Risk

Friday, 8 September 2023, 6:47 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Rail workers say the health and safety of the travelling public is being put at risk by the removal of platform supervisors in key Auckland rail stations. Auckland One Rail (AOR), the company who run the Auckland Metro Network for Auckland Transport, ... More >>

Rail Union Condemns Te Huia Auckland Ban

Monday, 17 July 2023, 7:19 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Union representing rail workers says an order from rail regulator Waka Kotahi that effectively shuts down Te Huia from Papakura into Auckland is over the top and makes no sense. Waka Kotahi issued a Section 28 notice under the Railways Act last ... More >>

Lyttelton Port Sell Off Will Trigger A Fight, Says Candidate For Top Job In Port Union

Friday, 10 March 2023, 3:45 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Lyttelton Port Stevedore Heiner Benecke says the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) will fight any sell down of Christchurch City Council’s ownership of the port if his bid to become the union’s General Secretary succeeds. Benecke is running ... More >>

RMTU Backs Locked Out Kawerau Essity Workers

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 12:03 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

One of New Zealand’s biggest transport unions – representing rail and port workers – has thrown its support behind a group of Kawerau workers locked out from their jobs. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says the Union ... More >>

Rail Union Backs Green Campaign For Lower North Island Rail

Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 10:25 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers is backing a call from the Green Party for more Government investment in regional passenger rail. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says ongoing underfunding is causing problems with ... More >>

MUNZ/RMTU Joint Media Release: Transport Workers Welcome International Support For Fair Pay Agreements

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 1:50 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Maritime Union of New Zealand / Rail and Maritime Transport Union joint media release Two of New Zealand’s leading transport unions have welcomed international support for the proposed Fair Pay Agreements (FPA’s). Discussions last week at the International ... More >>

Derailment A Reminder Of Workplace Health And Safety Hazards

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 11:44 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says three of its members were fortunate to escape serious injuries after a derailment. A KiwiRail DC-class locomotive was derailed at St Johns, central Auckland, at 1.25am this morning. Three KiwiRail staff members ... More >>

Reappointment Of KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy A Positive Move

Monday, 2 May 2022, 9:26 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The announcement that Peter Reidy will return to the CEO role at KiwiRail is seen as a positive by the union representing KiwiRail workers. Peter Reidy resigned as CEO of KiwiRail in 2018, and was replaced by Greg Miller, who resigned in November ... More >>

Port Workers Protest Against Blood Phosphate Ship

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 10:51 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is calling attention to the importation of “blood phosphate” into New Zealand ports. RMTU members will be handing a letter of protest to the captain of the ship Stony Stream when it arrives into Port of Napier, ... More >>

Auckland Metro Rail Workers To Vote On Industrial Action

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 3:11 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Industrial action could be hitting Auckland metro rail in March, unless rail workers receive an acceptable pay increase. The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is balloting its members at Auckland One Rail for industrial action following a breakdown in pay ... More >>

Rail And Maritime Transport Union Media Release: KiwiRail Workers Ratify New Pay Deal

Monday, 14 February 2022, 6:33 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at KiwiRail have ratified a new pay deal that increases hourly pay rates and allowances. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says the new agreement provides stability for the workforce and to KiwiRail customers ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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