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Wellington Tramways Union rejects Go Wellington Pay offer and elects union exec

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At Wednesday’s stopwork meeting The Wellington Tramways Union rejected Go Wellington’s latest inadequate pay offer and elected the a new union executive.

According to company figures drivers in Wellington had their annual income reduced by 19% in 2007 as a result of shift changes desired to restrict access to penal rates. The companies current pay offer stands at only 6.2% and in addition the company wish to introduce a draconian complaints procedure for drivers. This offer was rejected by 208 votes to 23 and drivers also voted to take limited industrial action if the company didn’t come up with an improved offer.

The stopwork meeting also elected a new executive for the Wellington Tramways who represent drivers at Go Wellington, Valley Flyer in the Hutt Valley and Mana Newlands buses out in Porirua and the Kapiti Coast. [More]

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Re: Wellington Tramways Union rejects Go Wellington Pay offer an

Congragulations to Workers Party member Nick Kelly on his election as President of Wellington Tramways Union! It's big news that a communist has been elected leader of a union, espescially one tyhats likely to be taking industrial action in the near future.

It should mention somewhere on this page that Nick, a Marxist and WP member, was elected to the position, because otherwise a lot of people won't pick it up.

Re: Wellington Tramways Union rejects Go Wellington Pay offer an

just walk