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09 May 2019 | 07:54 AM UTC

New Zealand: Auckland Metro workers to strike May 14

New Zealand News Alert

Maintenance workers for Auckland Metro threaten to strike on May 14; rail service disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Auckland). COUNTRY/REGION Auckland

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Event

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) announced on Wednesday, May 8, that Auckland Metro maintenance workers will hold a strike on Tuesday, May 14, to demand higher wages. Workers employed by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) unanimously voted to take the industrial action on Wednesday. According to union leaders, the strike is expected to impact metro services and may result in limited availability and cancelations. RMTU and CAF representatives are planning to meet before May 14 to negotiate an agreement to prevent the strike. If the action is held, rail disruptions and crowded conditions are anticipated throughout Auckland, as well as a higher demand for alternative modes of transportation.

Advice

Individuals in Auckland are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate rail delays, cancelations, and congestion, and seek alternative modes of transportation or maintain a flexible itinerary.

 

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