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Auckland rail workers ballot to strike for fair pay – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Auckland rail workers ballot to strike for fair pay – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union are in bargaining with French multi-national Transdev, contracted by Auckland Transport to run the city’s passenger train service. “Transdev and Auckland Transport refuse to consider our point of view, it’s like they have tunnel vision,” says RMTU organiser Rudd Hughes. “We live in one of the most […]

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Rail workers slam KiwiRail as “green-washing hypocrites”

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Rail workers slam KiwiRail as “green-washing hypocrites”

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says its members are laughing at the idea KiwiRail belongs in a ‘Climate Leaders Coalition’. The union says it is ridiculous for KiwiRail to claim they want to tackle climate change, while plowing ahead with plans to scrap electric locomotives and abandon electrification in general on the North Island […]

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Lyttelton port strike action to proceed from next Tuesday – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Lyttelton port strike action to proceed from next Tuesday – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Lyttelton port workers dismayed at failure of mediation: strike action to proceed from next Tuesday night Mediation between the the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) and Lyttelton Port was unsuccessful today due to employer intransigence and the workers will reluctantly resume strike action from midnight Tuesday 20 March. “We engaged in negotiations today in […]

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Auckland rail workers to strike over safety concerns – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Auckland rail workers to strike over safety concerns – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Auckland rail workers will go on strike this Friday after their employer, French owned multi-national Transdev, refused to back down on its proposal to introduce driver-only operation on the city’s passenger trains. The strike will take place from 2am on Friday 8 December until 1:59am on Saturday 9 December. “Despite going into mediated negotiations, Transdev […]

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Union Condemns ‘Amateurish’ Approach to Public Safety – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Union Condemns ‘Amateurish’ Approach to Public Safety – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), which represents Locomotive Engineers and on-board crews on Auckland’s passenger trains, today slammed Auckland Transport for its ill-conceived staffing plans for Auckland’s rail network. ‘’We met with representatives of Auckland Transport at their request yesterday to discuss the introduction of so-called ‘Transport Officers’ on the railway and we […]

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