KiwiRail

Workers may be rehired short term

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 rake first since 1941

Hillside rake first since 1941

The first rake of railway carriages to be designed and built in New Zealand since 1941 rolled out of Hillside workshops in Dunedin yesterday, bound for Christchurch.

Union renews rail jobs call

The union behind redundant Hillside rail workers has renewed calls for Parliament to address the concerns of almost 14,000 people who want to keep rail-manufacturing jobs in New Zealand.

KiwiRail stops cuts after 10 quit

KiwiRail stops cuts after 10 quit

A round of proposed job cuts at KiwiRail's Woburn, Lower Hutt, workshops has been halted after a group resignation of workers pre-empted it.

United on impact of redundancies at Hillside

United on impact of redundancies at Hillside

Hillside worker redundancies, after owner KiwiRail decided to accept Chinese tenders to build rolling stock, have united opponents across the political and business divide.

You really do get what you pay for

You really do get what you pay for

John de Bueger warns about the danger of buying on price alone.

Hillside redundancy handling criticised

A rail and Maritime Transport Union delegate at Hillside has likened rail workers being told they had lost their job yesterday to "plucking sheep out of a herd".

Picketers send message to KiwiRail boss

Picketers send message to KiwiRail boss

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.

Staff plan to boycott CEO's visit

Staff plan to boycott CEO's visit

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 proposal.

Speakers ready to support Hillside

Speakers ready to support Hillside

Speakers are lining up to support the Save Hillside jobs campaign at a public rally in the Octagon today.

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