Cap­i­tal rail strike to­day

Waikato Times - - News -

A 24-hour rail­way work­ers’ strike will likely clog Welling­ton’s road net­work all of to­day. Rail Mar­itime Trans­port Union work­ers an­nounced on Tues­day that they would strike over em­ploy­ment con­di­tions af­ter hit­ting an im­passe with train op­er­a­tors Trans­dev Welling­ton and Hyundai Rotem. The strik­ers will stop work for 24 hours, start­ing from 2am to­day af­fect­ing all com­muter ser­vices on John­sonville Hutt, Melling, Wairarapa, and Ka¯piti lines. It would be the first in­dus­trial ac­tion since 1994 to af­fect the Welling­ton rail net­work for longer than two hours. The strike ac­tion comes af­ter Trans­dev and Hyundai Rotem called for the re­moval of long­stand­ing terms and con­di­tions in the work­ers’ col­lec­tive agree­ment.

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