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Hot air in Paris

By   /  December 17, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Wayne Butson  /  5 Comments

KiwiRail is currently considering downgrading its fleet on the North Island Main Trunk Line from an electric fleet to a diesel-powered one. While the rest of the world is transitioning to clean energy, KiwiRail is considering a downgrade.

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​Media release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union – Auckland move for KiwiRail health and safety team questioned

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs, Wayne Butson  /  Comments Off on ​Media release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union – Auckland move for KiwiRail health and safety team questioned

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is questioning a KiwiRail proposal to progressively relocate its Zero Harm personnel from Wellington to Auckland.

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RMTU: Greater use of grade separation on rail crossings needed

By   /  May 10, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Wayne Butson  /  1 Comment

RMTU: Greater use of grade separation on rail crossings needed

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Taskforce must serve as blueprint for health and safety

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Wayne Butson  /  1 Comment

“Members of our union work in a dangerous industry. They want to know that their workmates are free to return home safe and well at the end of their day.”

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RMTU: Employment law changes tilting the balance strongly toward employers

By   /  April 27, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Wayne Butson  /  Comments Off on RMTU: Employment law changes tilting the balance strongly toward employers

“Minister of Labour Simon Bridges is being a bit cute with his language over this. To say workers are ‘forced’ into these conditions for the first 30 days is disingenuous.”

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RMTU: Nationwide events for Workers Memorial Day on Sunday

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Wayne Butson  /  Comments Off on RMTU: Nationwide events for Workers Memorial Day on Sunday

Rail and port workers hold events to mark Workers Memorial Day every year, and this year the memorial service at KiwiRail’s Lower Hutt workshops will also feature the launch of a new book by Hazel Armstrong: Your life for the job: New Zealand rail safety 1974 – 2000

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When will Government start putting NZ economy first?

By   /  April 5, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Wayne Butson  /  15 Comments

It seems Hobbits and aluminium are in, but rail engineering is definitely out.

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