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Rail Workers Reject Closure Of Southland Branch Line

Friday, 24 July 2020, 2:15 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says the impending closure of a Southland rail line goes against the Government’s own commitment to provincial infrastructure and upgrading New Zealand’s rail network. KiwiRail has confirmed they are planning ... More >>

New Zealand Rail Workers Back Campaign To Defend Human Rights In The Philippines

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 11:25 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) will join a rally for human rights in the Philippines this Sunday 27 July in Auckland at the Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place (1.30pm). The rally is organized by Auckland Philippines Solidarity ... More >>

KiwiRail Should Take Back Taieri Line

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 5:15 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says KiwiRail should revoke the lease for the Taieri Gorge rail line from Dunedin Rail Limited (DRL). Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson says the mothballing of the line by DRL ... More >>

Rail Contract Deal Threatens Kiwi Jobs

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 3:57 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers has denounced a decision by KiwiRail to send a major contract to overseas firms rather than back New Zealand jobs. The media reported today that sources within NZ construction companies Downer and Fletchers have said ... More >>

Workers At Dunedin Railways Step Up Fight To Protect Services And Jobs

Friday, 8 May 2020, 4:25 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at Dunedin Railways Limited are disappointed and angry that their Board and Senior Management are continuing to push a low quality plan putting the future of the Taieri Gorge Railway and other local services in jeopardy. DRL management ... More >>

Proposal To Trial Suburban Commuter Passenger Rail Services In The Greater Dunedin Area

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 4:18 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

A Proposal from the Rail and Maritime Transport Union regarding the future of Dunedin Railways Limited, which will be presented to the Dunedin City Council today Summary Dunedin Railways Limited (‘DRL’) has failed to properly consult stakeholders, ... More >>

Dunedin Railways Workers Propose Positive Solutions To Prevent Closure

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 7:13 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at Dunedin Railways Limited (DRL) have put forward a proposal to reinvigorate the company, retaining the iconic Taieri Gorge Railway and saving up to 70 jobs. Rail and Maritime Transport Union Otago Branch Secretary Dave Kearns says the union, ... More >>

Workers’ Memorial Day 2020 A Reminder Of Value Of Worker’s Contribution

Sunday, 26 April 2020, 7:45 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers’ Memorial Day 2020 coincides with the first day of New Zealand’s transition to level 3 of the Covid-19 emergency response on Tuesday 28 April 2020. Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson says as more people ... More >>

Rail Union: Time For Innovative Long-term Thinking On Taieri Gorge Railway

Monday, 20 April 2020, 3:38 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing workers on the Taieri Gorge railway is urging the Dunedin City Council not to rush into decisions about the future of the iconic tourist attraction. 51 staff are likely to lose their job under a mothball plan announced today by Dunedin ... More >>

Lyttelton Port Workers Resist Introduction Of Casual Workers During COVID19 Crisis

Friday, 3 April 2020, 8:17 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at the Port of Lyttelton are resisting the introduction of casual cargo handlers due to concerns about COVID19. RMTU South Island Organizer John Kerr says there is concern about a Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) proposal to "bring in ... More >>

Union Says Provincial Growth Fund Could Boost Middlemarch Rail Fortunes

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 1:28 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing rail workers says an injection of capital from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) could ensure the future of rail excursions to Middlemarch. Dunedin Railways Limited announced in late 2019 that it was ending Taieri Gorge rail excursions ... More >>

Government commitment to future of rail will save lives

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:37 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Plans announced for the future of New Zealand’s railways will save lives and strengthen the economy, and the Rail & Maritime Transport Union says the announcements highlight the importance of voting to keep National out in 2020. More >>

Lyttelton Port Workers’ Union Protests

Monday, 9 December 2019, 9:12 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

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

Protests Against Arrival of Blood Phosphate Ship

Monday, 2 December 2019, 10:49 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

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

Ravensdown Appear to Prefer Confrontation to Dialogue

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:33 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Agrochemical company Ravensdown is risking potentially disruptive direct action by refusing to allow port workers to register their protest at the importing of Blood Phosphate from the Western Sahara, says the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU). More >>

New Zealand workers need to use the toilet

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 10:06 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Women are taking medication to dehydrate themselves because they cannot access a toilet at work. More >>

Hillside lives again: “We never gave up”, say rail workers

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:38 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers in Dunedin and around New Zealand are celebrating news of the government’s almost $20 million investment into Hillside engineering workshop, rescuing the site from years of unnecessary and artificially imposed decline. KiwiRail’s decision ... More >>

Industrial Dispute Settled at Port Otago

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 4:11 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union and the Maritime Union of New Zealand have settled their two month long running dispute with Port Otago. More >>

Rail Union Ratifies Ground Breaking Pay Deal

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10:08 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) has today ratified a ground breaking pay deal with Dunedin Railways which will see all union members being paid a living wage and the lowest paid receiving an 18% wage increase. Higher paid RMTU members ... More >>

$100,000 CEO pay Rise a slap in the face, say Port Workers

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:14 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The release yesterday of Port Otago’s financial result for 2019, outlining a 12% increase and profits, including the news that the Chief Executive had received a $100,000 pay increase taking his remuneration to between $610,000-620,000, is like ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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