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KiwiRail must upgrade its electric fleet

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News, RMTU  /  3 Comments

KiwiRail must upgrade its electric fleet The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is voicing its support for demonstrators who are rallying at the Cenotaph steps outside of Parliament calling for KiwiRail to reinvest in an electric fleet says RMTU organiser Todd Valster. “KiwiRail is currently considering downgrading its electric fleet on the North Island […]

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Port union welcomes LPC guilty plea over worker’s death

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed, RMTU  /  1 Comment

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is pleased Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) has pleaded guilty to charges laid by Worksafe over the death of port worker Brad Fletcher in August 2014. Mr Fletcher, who was president of the local branch of the Maritime Union of New Zealand, worked as a maintenance fitter. He died […]

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Lyttelton Port safety improvements welcome but overdue

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Lyttelton Port safety improvements welcome but overdue

Source: Rail and Maritime Transport Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Lyttelton Port safety improvements welcome but overdue A union representing workers at the Port of Lyttleton say it’s positive that the company is moving fast to fix safety concerns following the serious injury to a forklift driver, but a better commitment to health and safety […]

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Advisory: Rally outside Korean Embassy Building

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Advisory: Rally outside Korean Embassy Building

Source: Rail and Maritime Transport Union – Press Release/Statement: Media advisory: Advisory: Rally outside Korean Embassy Building New Zealand railway workers and supporters will today rally outside the Korean Embassy in Wellington, in support of Korean rail workers who have this week commenced strike action against their government’s unpopular new rail restructuring and privatisation programme. […]

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Rail union will look to open dialogue with new KiwiRail head

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Rail union will look to open dialogue with new KiwiRail head

The Rail & Maritime Transport Union said today it would look forward to meeting KiwiRail’s new CEO as soon as his feet are under the desk, with health and safety and strengthening rail’s role as a key part of New Zealand’s transport infrastructure being top priorities for workers.

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Budget doesn’t do enough for growing social problems

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Budget doesn’t do enough for growing social problems

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Budget doesn’t do enough for growing social problems “Today’s Budget fails to address the huge social problems of a crisis in jobs, low wages, increasing poverty and inequality that New Zealand currently faces. These problems have grown over the last five years, and this Budget doesn’t do enough to […]

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Health Budget on track for a $100m shortfall

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Health Budget on track for a $100m shortfall

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health Budget on track for a $100m shortfall A pre-Budget analysis of government health expenditure prepared by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and released today, estimates that if last year’s increase in Vote Health was repeated this year, there will be an almost $100 million shortfall in […]

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