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.
Hillside workers have been prohibited from speaking to media
about the threat of looming job cuts, after KiwiRail bosses
issued a communications policy to employees yesterday - three
months after it took effect.
Stalled negotiations between
Hillside Workshop delegates and KiwiRail bosses are back on
track, after a union campaign to save 40 jobs at the South
Dunedin engineering plant secured an important deadline
A packed public meeting in South Dunedin last night slammed a
KiwiRail decision to cut 41 jobs at the Hillside workshops,
as a line-up of political, council and business figures vowed
to fight the Government and keep skilled jobs in the city.