Some workers made redundant earlier this year at KiwiRail's
Hillside Engineering workshops may be rehired on short-term
contracts following talks yesterday between management and
the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU).
Hillside union delegates have labelled a visit by KiwiRail
chief executive Jim Quinn to Dunedin this morning as "morally
repugnant'' given the expected confirmation of 40 job cuts at
the South Dunedin engineering outfit later this afternoon.
Hillside workers will find out the
fate of 40 job-threatened positions at the South Dunedin
engineering workshop this afternoon, but not before they make
a last-ditch protest against the controversial KiwiRail