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
Kiwirail management is about to begin its final deliberations
on which Hillside jobs are likely to go, after a consultation
period with employees and union delegates ended yesterday -
the eve of a public rally campaigning for a change of heart.