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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 >>

Workers On Auckland Metro Rail Disadvantaged

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 9:28 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union for rail workers has major concerns about the treatment of workers on the Auckland Metro Service through the latest Level 3 lockdown for COVID-19. Rail and Maritime Transport Union Northern Regional Organizer Rudd Hughes says operators ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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