KiwiRail workers are expected to hold an emergency stop work meeting this afternoon to discuss alleged breaches of health and safety regulations by non-union workers.
Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) members allege rail contractors have been made to work excessive shift hours and have called a meeting today to discuss their concerns.
KiwiRail has announced it will cut 181 staff nationally as it works to trim $200m from its budgets over the next three years.
The cuts include 50 staff from KiwiRail's northern region which encompasses the Waikato.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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