KiwiRail

Price trumps value in the dodgy world of economics

Price trumps value in the dodgy world of economics

Jim Childerstone has trouble with the maths and the logic of the proposed Hillside lay-offs.

Movies and casinos, but not rail?

Movies and casinos, but not rail?

It is puzzling that this Government can break the rules - or at least create new ones - to allow films to be made in Wellington, or facilitate the growth of gambling in Auckland, yet it will not lift a finger to protect jobs and safeguard the future of an important national engineering industry in Dunedin.

Hillside employees to launch campaign

Hillside employees to launch campaign

Hillside Workshop employees will launch a publicity campaign alongside the Rail and Maritime Transport Union to garner support for a bid to try to overturn a KiwiRail decision to cut 40 jobs at the South Dunedin engineering "institution".

Hillside cuts would hurt industry in Dunedin

Hillside cuts would hurt industry in Dunedin

Proposed job cuts at Hillside Workshops, in the wake of KiwiRail's decision to reduce its mechanical business operations in Dunedin, would hurt the city's engineering industry.

Union may refuse to unload wagons

Union may refuse to unload wagons

Chinese-built railway wagons destined for New Zealand could be left stranded port-side as unions consider a protest against KiwiRail's decision to cut 70 industry jobs.

Rail magnate's view 'illogical'

Rail magnate's view 'illogical'

An American rail magnate keen to invest in New Zealand's rail network says KiwiRail's decision to spend $500 million on Chinese-built locomotives could have lasting implications for the industry's economy and skill base.

40 jobs to go at Hillside

40 jobs to go at Hillside

KiwiRail will axe 40 jobs at its Hillside workshops in Dunedin as it makes changes that will see it switch from building rail units to maintaining its foreign-built locomotives and wagons.

Govt, KiwiRail attacked over jobs

Govt, KiwiRail attacked over jobs

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei yesterday renewed her attack on the Government and KiwiRail for awarding $500 million of work to overseas contractors.

Renewed calls to save Hillside

Renewed calls to save Hillside

Completion of new KiwiRail wagons, constructed at Dunedin's Hillside Engineering, has renewed calls from the Rail Maritime Transport Union for contracts to continue for New Zealand workers rather than out-sourcing to China.

KiwiRail backs inland ports

KiwiRail backs inland ports

KiwiRail wants inland freight ports back on the Otago regional transport agenda as it pushes for a larger share of New Zealand's domestic freight market.

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