Wed, 22 Aug 2012 6:27p.m.
Kiwirail workers are warning the Government that they or the public may die because of poor maintenance.
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24/08/2012 8:40:31 p.m.
as for safty it only applies when management wants it to other wise its ignored
24/08/2012 6:49:44 a.m.
@DAVID, That's a good one, can I use that, You will find Track maintenance in NZ is not simple, in fact if we new then what we no now we would never have put rail to 70% of NZ. we invest in Two super Tampers that can only manage 40% of our lines while we pay gangers 14 hour a day wages that only get 5 hours work done, The rail pumps because water get to the sub base so we get a lot of Pumping, in summer it Heat that expands the Line (heat rail) so when the rail gets to a certain temp we send a Highrailer out to inspect for breaks or line expansion, Derails happen all the time in yards, chunters are the worst, Mate I no were a chunter sent a remote unite down the main line, Sleepers are in short supply because we need them to float Christchurch, Kiwi rail does not have the gear to fix the Lines but Contractors Do and they need the staff with tickets to get the work, the men that get redundancies will be picked up by contractors.
23/08/2012 10:44:56 p.m.
@ Mike- national government is investing 30 times more of new infrastructure spending on roads and highways than all other forms of transport combined. They're saying the money for the kiwirail turnaround plan just isn't there yet they're spending 12 billion on RONS that (at their own admission) have cost to benefit ratio's of less than one. As a student I'm appalled at the decisions this national government have made that jeopardise my future and i would be very suprised if they win the next election because like many other young people my age who are just becoming eligible to vote, i'm voting green in the next election. National do not listen to or represent people like me or anything concerning my future. They are business-as usual, dithering, dallying expidents of rational utility maximisers and outdated economic theory who only act in their own self-interest in a time of radical social change. They are becoming out-dated. So is the whole concept of left vs right.
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