Auckland rail workers to go on strike over pay

7:01 pm on 8 May 2019

Auckland passenger train maintenance workers will go on strike next Tuesday unless they are offered a pay deal they accept.

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Photo: RNZ / Laura Tupou

Rail and Maritime Transport Union organiser Rudd Hughes said if the industrial action went ahead on 14 May, there would be fewer trains on Auckland tracks.

The Spanish-based international labour hire company CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) employs the workers, who maintain passenger trains for Auckland Metro.

The workers said they were paid $7000 a year less than workers doing similar jobs for KiwiRail.

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