MP Clare Curran has attacked KiwiRail for taking legal action
to stop publication of a leaked internal report outlining its
plans to slash jobs and network maintenance over the next
KiwiRail bought 1970s technology when it bought new
locomotives from China, but now has an opportunity to put
matters right, one of its former long-serving senior
More than one-third of KiwiRail's 45 Dunedin-based
infrastructure and engineering staff could lose their jobs as
the company tries to trim costs.
The Government's decision to buy locomotives designed and
manufactured in China is a "debacle", Dunedin South MP Clare
More than one in every five South Island jobs at KiwiRail's
infrastructure and engineering division is likely to go, the
state-owned enterprise has confirmed.
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says she still has questions
about KiwiRail's faulty Chinese-made locomotives, despite
receiving some answers in Parliament yesterday.
Kiwirail's 45 infrastructure and engineering staff in Dunedin
are yet to be told whether their jobs will remain, as the
state-owned enterprise considers cutting up to 220 jobs by
Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran has come out swinging
today after news that the brakes on 500 Chinese-built freight
wagons ordered by KiwiRail had to be replaced before they
could hit the tracks last year.
Kiwirail is considering expressions of interest for the
purchase of Dunedin's Hillside Workshops.
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