Tagged: transport

Maritime workers board Flag of Convenience ships in national week of action 0

Maritime workers board Flag of Convenience ships in national week of action

New Zealand maritime workers will be going up the gangway this week to check out ships flying “flags of convenience” and ensure that crew conditions, wages, and health and safety standards are up to scratch.

Transport workers mobilize as overseas rolling stock arrives in New Zealand 0

Transport workers mobilize as overseas rolling stock arrives in New Zealand

The New Zealand affiliates of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) met today to discuss their concerns with the arrival of KiwiRail’s new locomotives in the country.

Rail manufacturing decision idiotic 0

Rail manufacturing decision idiotic

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says the decision by KiwiRail to offshore production of rail wagons is an indictment on the National Government and KiwiRail management.

Kaikoura slip shows the importance of coastal shipping 1

Kaikoura slip shows the importance of coastal shipping

The rundown of New Zealand coastal shipping is threatening New Zealand’s capability to deal with the social and economic fallout from natural disasters.

Rail campaign Dunedin meeting attracts positive public response 0

Rail campaign Dunedin meeting attracts positive public response

A public meeting in South Dunedin on Monday 12 July to support the campaign to build new trains for Auckland in New Zealand workshops attracted around 50 people.

Maritime Union joins calls to reverse KiwiRail decision 0

Maritime Union joins calls to reverse KiwiRail decision

The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) is backing calls by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) for the Government to step in to ensure new rail rolling stock for Auckland is made in New Zealand.