1 Dec 2017

Wellington rail strike off, but trouble looms in Auckland

From Morning Report, 6:42 am on 1 December 2017

Today's planned strike by Wellington train workers may be off but is strike action looming in Auckland? Late on Thursday the Wellington union achieved a breakthrough when rail company, Transdev said it would no longer demand cuts to weekend shift payments. In Auckland a dispute is brewing over Transdev wanting to run passenger trains with just a single worker on board - the driver. Eighty-four percent of union members have voted to strike if the demand's not dropped. Rail and Maritime Transport Union health and safety organiser Karen Fletcher told RNZ reporter Eric Frykberg it's not safe to have no staff on board.