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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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Aim should be jobs for all

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Aim should be jobs for all

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Aim should be jobs for all  The Council of Trade Unions says that while the drop of 15,000 in the number of people who are unemployed is welcome, we are still a long way off from returning to the low levels of unemployment in 2008.   Statistics NZ announced today […]

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Don’t hit first home and low income house buyers

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Don’t hit first home and low income house buyers

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Don’t hit first home and low income house buyers “The CTU welcomes the Reserve Bank’s decision to begin using macro-prudential policies with its announcement that it will require banks to have higher capital requirements for loans with lower deposits”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “However the way it is […]

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Select Committee needs to listen to calls for an inquiry into forestry

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Select Committee needs to listen to calls for an inquiry into forestry

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Select Committee needs to listen to calls for an inquiry into forestry CTU strongly supports the petition tabled in Parliament today on behalf of Caroline Callow, mother of Ken Callow who was killed at work in the forestry industry and 224 others, calling for an investigation into health and […]

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Wages need to rise faster

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Wages need to rise faster

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wages need to rise faster “Wage rises are disappointingly slow given the economy now appears to be growing”, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “It is good to see wages rising faster than prices, but labour productivity growth is strong given slow growth in hours worked but a faster increase […]

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Living wage at The Warehouse welcomed

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Living wage at The Warehouse welcomed

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Living wage at The Warehouse welcomed The Council of Trade Unions has congratulated The Warehouse Group and FIRST Union for putting in place steps for a living wage for retail workers at the company. “Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are living on substandard wages that make it impossible […]

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Government books show they can afford to do more to create jobs

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  Comments Off on Government books show they can afford to do more to create jobs

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government books show they can afford to do more to create jobs “The last financial statements of the government before the Budget show it has room to do more on creating jobs and address New Zealand’s high unemployment rate,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. The statements, released this morning […]

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CTU Supports Tourism Awareness Campaign on Fiji

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  Raw News feed, RMTU  /  1 Comment

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CTU Supports Tourism Awareness Campaign on Fiji The Council of Trade Unions is supporting a campaign to raise awareness among potential tourists of the reality of life in Fiji. Peter Conway, Secretary of the CTU says “Fiji is a military dictatorship and is far from the paradise portrayed in the […]

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