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Casual Vacancy – KiwiRail Industrial Council (KIC) Call for Nominations

The Joint Industrial Councils have governing terms of reference signed by the Union and KiwiRail Ltd. They are intended to be the escalation centre for industrial issues which arise during the course of the employment relationship on a day to day basis which have not or cannot be resolved at a local or branch level or issues that have national significance.

The term of office is 2 years. Following the resignation of the incumbent for personal reasons Nominations are called for the;

Lower North Island Terminals Position

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd at a Rail Freight Terminal Site in the Central Freight Region (Taranaki, Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay, or Wellington) then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Correctly completed nomination forms must be received by the National Returning Officer at the National Office of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union, PO Box 1103 Wellington 6140 no later than 1700 hrs on Friday 24 November 2017.

In the event that there is more than one nomination for any position, a postal ballot shall be run.Β  Nominees must have their photo and a short promotional statement of up to 250 words to the National Office no later than 1700 hrs on Friday 24 November 2017.Β  Electronic receipt of this information is preferred.

Please ensure you advise National Office if you have changed addresses or your designation in the Company since the last RMTU mail-out.Β  Call RMTU 04-4992066 or alternatively update your details online www.rmtunion.org.nz or email admin@rmtunion.org.nz.

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KiwiRail Freight Industrial Council (KIC) - Lower North Island Terminals Ballot Result

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Nominations for RMTU/KiwiRail Industrial Councils Call Result - 2017

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Nominations for the KiwiRail Industrial Councils closed on Friday 21 July 2017 at 5pm and the results are as follows.

KIWIRAIL FREIGHT INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL

Following the recent NMC election, John Keenan will fill the Locomotive Central position and Mike Williams the Locomotive Southern position.Β 

Locomotive Northern – Tim Kerwin elected unopposed.

Upper North Island Terminals – Dean Ngatai elected unopposed.

South Island Terminals – Marty Duncan elected unopposed.

C T Site – Iain Hutchinson elected unopposed.

Lower North Island Terminals – A ballot will be held between Siaosi Tauvae and Michael Vowles.Β  We anticipate issuing ballot papers to members in the Lower North Island Terminals designation during the week ending 28 July 2017.

Congratulations to those successful nominees, Organiser Todd Valster will be in contact to advise you of the next meeting and the current matters being addressed by the Council.

KIWIRAIL INTERISLANDER INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL There are no Interislander Representatives on the NMC and therefore all positions on the council were open for nominations.Β 

Scale 1 (Inside Wellington Terminal) – Annelies Griemink elected unopposed.

Scale 1 (Inside Picton Terminal) – Tania Haraki elected unopposed.

Ferry Operations (Wellington Outside Terminal) - John Finch elected unopposed.

Ferry Operations (Picton Outside Terminal) - Vern Steele elected unopposed.

Congratulations to those successful nominees, Wayne Butson will be in contact to advise you of the next meeting and the current matters being addressed by the Council.

KIWIRAIL MECHANICAL INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL

There are no Mechanical Representatives on the NMC and therefore all positions on the council were open for nominations.Β 

Train Examiner Maintenance – Shane McNae elected unopposed.

Hutt Workshops – Mathew Cordell-Bain elected unopposed.

Servicing Mechanical – Logan Kahui elected unopposed.

North Island Depots – John Evans elected unopposed.

South Island Depots – Luke James elected unopposed.

Congratulations to those successful nominees, Organiser Todd Valster will be in contact to advise you of the next meeting and the current matters being addressed by the Council.

KIWIRAIL I&A INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL

There are no I&A Representatives on the NMC and therefore all positions on the council were open for nominations.Β 

Infrastructure Bridges & Structures – no candidate nominated.

Infrastructure Mechanical – Jerry Hohepa elected unopposed.

Infrastructure Track Supervisors – Kevin Gubb elected unopposed.

Operations Scale 1 – no candidate nominated.

Operations Train Control – Michael Graham elected unopposed Infrastructure Trackworker – Brad Claridge elected unopposed Infrastructure Sigs, Comms, Traction – no candidate nominated.

Congratulations to those successful nominees, Organiser John Kerr will be in contact to advise you of the next meeting and the current matters being addressed by the Council.

NOMINATIONS ARE RECALLED FOR KIWIRAIL I&A INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL Infrastructure Bridges & Structures – currently vacant.

If you are employed within the Bridge or Structures gangs specialised area of KiwiRail I & A then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Operations Scale 1 – currently vacant.

If you are paid under payscale 1 of the MECA and employed within the clerical, administration, codes and standards and technical areas of KiwiRail I & A then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Infrastructure Sigs, Comms, Traction – currently vacant.

If you are employed within the Signals, Communications, Traction specialised areas of KiwiRail I & A then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Correctly completed nomination forms must be received by the National Returning Officer at the National Office of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union, PO Box 1103 Wellington 6140 no later than 1700 hrs. on Friday 18th August 2017.

In the event that there is more than one nomination for any position, a postal ballot shall be run.Β  Nominees must have their photo and a short promotional statement of up to 250 words to the National Office no later than 1700 hrs on Friday 25 August 2017.Β  Electronic receipt of this information is preferred.

Please ensure you advise National Office if you have changed addresses or your designation in the Company since the last RMTU mail-out.Β  Call RMTU 04-4992066 or alternatively update your details online www.rmtunion.org.nz or email admin@rmtunion.org.nz.

Signed:

Howard Phillips

NATIONAL RETURNING OFFICER

Call for Nominations for RMTU/KiwiRail Industrial Councils - 2017

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Nominations are called for following Council Representatives:

  • KiwiRail Freight Industrial Council, and
  • Interislander Industrial Council, and
  • KiwiRail Mechanical Industrial Council, and
  • KiwiRail I & A Industrial Council,

The Joint Industrial Councils have governing terms of reference signed by the Union and KiwiRail Ltd. They are intended to be the escalation centre for industrial issues which arise during the course of the employment relationship on a day to day basis which have not or cannot be resolved at a local or branch level or issues that have national significance.

The term of office is 2 years.

NOTE: Union policy as determined by biennial Conference requires that any member of the Union’s National Management Committee (NMC) who is eligible for nomination to a position on an Industrial Council shall be deemed to have been elected to that position. Β 

KiwiRail Freight Industrial Council

Following the recent NMC election, John Keenan will fill the Locomotive Central position and Mike Williams the Locomotive Southern position.Β 

Nominations are called for:

Locomotive Northern – Incumbent Tim Kerwin.

Upper North Island Terminals – Incumbent Dean Ngatai.

Lower North Island Terminals – Vacant.

South Island Terminals – Incumbent Marty Duncan.

C T Site – Incumbent Antoon Whiu.

Position Description:

Locomotive Northern

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd as a Locomotive Engineer in the Northern Freight Region (Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and King Country) then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Upper North Island Terminals

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd at a Rail Freight Terminal Site in the Northern Freight Region (Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty or King Country) then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Lower North Island Terminals

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd at a Rail Freight Terminal Site in the Central Freight Region (Taranaki, Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay, or Wellington) then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

South Island Terminals

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd at a Rail Freight Terminals Site in the South Island then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

C T Site

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd at a designated CT Site anywhere within NZ then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Interislander Industrial Council

There are no Interislander Representatives on the NMC and therefore all positions on the council are open for nominations.Β 

Nominations are called for:Β 

Scale 1 (Inside Wellington Terminal) – Incumbent Chris Hanna.

Scale 1 (Inside Picton Terminal) – Incumbent Tania Haraki.

Ferry Operations (Wellington Outside Terminal) - Incumbent John Finch.

Ferry Operations (Picton Outside Terminal) - Incumbent Vern Steele.

Position Description:

Scale 1 (Inside Wellington Terminal)

If you are employed by Interislander in an occupation which works predominantly Inside the Wellington Terminal then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Scale 1 (Inside Picton Terminal)

If you are employed by Interislander in an occupation which works predominantly Inside the Picton Terminal then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Ferry Operations Wellington Outside Terminal

If you are employed by Interislander in Ferry Operations Outside the Wellington Terminal then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Ferry Operations Picton Outside Terminal

If you are employed by Interislander in Ferry Operations Outside the Picton Terminal then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

KiwiRail Mechanical Industrial Council

There are no KiwiRail Mechanical Representatives on the NMC and therefore all positions on the council are open for nominations.Β 

Nominations are called for:

Train Examiner Maintenance – Incumbent Shane McNae.

Hutt Workshops – Incumbent Myles Carter.

Servicing Mechanical – Incumbent Logan Kahui.

North Island Depots – Incumbent John Evans.

South Island Depots – Incumbent Luke James.

Position Description:

Train Examiner Maintenance

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd in a TXM Role in freight group anywhere in New Zealand you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Hutt Workshops

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd within Hutt Workshops then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Servicing Mechanical

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd in a servicing role in a Locomotive Depot anywhere in New Zealand then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

North Island Depot

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd in a North Island Loco or Wagon Mechanical Depot then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

South Island Depots

If you are employed by KiwiRail Ltd in a South Island Loco, Wagon or Waltham Passenger depot then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

KiwiRail I & A Industrial Council

There are no KiwiRail I & A Representatives on the NMC therefore all positions on the council are open for nominations. 

Nominations are called for:

Infrastructure Bridges & Structures – Incumbent Lou Watene.

Infrastructure Mechanical – Incumbent Jerry Hohepa.

Infrastructure Track Supervisors – currently vacant.

Operations Scale 1 – currently vacant.

Operations Train Control – Incumbent Michael Graham

Infrastructure Trackworker – Incumbent Brad Claridge

Infrastructure Sigs, Comms, Traction – Ian Walker

Position Description:

Infrastructure – Bridges and Structures

If you are employed within the Bridge or Structures gangs specialised area of KiwiRail I & A then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Infrastructure – Mechanical Group

If you are employed within the track machine and mobile mechanised groups, plant fitter specialised area of KiwiRail I & A then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Infrastructure Track Supervisor (incl Ganger)

If you hold a position of a Track Supervisor, Ganger, Leading Hand or Foreperson in any area of KiwiRail I & A operation then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Operations – Scale 1

If you are paid under payscale 1 of the MECA and employed within the clerical, administration, codes and standards and technical areas of KiwiRail I & A then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Operations – Train Controller

If you are employed within the Train Control specialised area of KiwiRail I & A then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Infrastructure Track Worker position

If you are employed by KiwiRail I & A as a track worker/maintainer (other than leading) anywhere within NZ then you are eligible for nomination for this position.

Infrastructure – Signals, Comms, Traction

If you are employed within the Signals, Communications, Traction specialised areas of KiwiRail I & A then you are eligible for nomination to this position.

Nominations MUST be in writing on the official Nomination Form and contain the signed consent of the candidate, be proposed and seconded by financial members (Rule 1) of the Union from the equivalent industry designation or operating area/sector.Β 

Official Nomination Forms are available on the RMTU Website www.rmtunion.org.nz or from the National Office by calling on 04-499-2066, or emailing admin@rmtunion.org.nz.

Correctly completed nomination forms must be received by the National Returning Officer at the National Office of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union, PO Box 1103 Wellington 6140 no later than 1700 hrs. on Friday 21 July 2017. You can also fax the completed form to 04 4710896 or scan and email to admin@rmtunion.org.nz or jharrison@rmtunion.org.nz and ensure you get a receipt acknowledgement please.

Members and Branch Returning Officers are advised that in the event that there is more than one nomination for any position, a postal ballot shall be run out of the National Office by the National Returning Officer.

Nominees must have their photo and a short promotional statement of up to 150 to 200 words to the National Office no later than 1700 hrs on Friday 28 July 2017.Β  Electronic receipt of this information is preferred. Please ensure you get a receipt acknowledgement please.

Please ensure you advise National Office if you have changed addresses or your designation in the Company since the last RMTU mail-out.Β  If we can’t get a ballot paper to you because we do not have the correct mailing address then we cannot get you a voting form. Call RMTU 04-4992066 or alternatively update your details online www.rmtunion.org.nz or email admin@rmtunion.org.nz

Signed: Howard Phillips, National Returning Officer

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Nominations for The National Management Committee Call Result - 2017

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Nominations for The National Management Committee – April 2017

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National President Ballot Result 2017

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Nominations for The National President Position – 2017

Brothers and Sisters

The Union called for nominations for the above position closing at 0800hrs today (Friday 24 March) 2017.

At the time of closing two correctly completed nominations had been received. As a result a national postal ballot of all members will be conducted. Ballot papers will be issued once printing, numbering and envelope stuffing has been completed.

The two nominees are;

  • Kasia Kurene – Hutt Workshops Branch, and;
  • Aubrey Wilkinson – Bay of Plenty Port Branch.

I wish both candidates a good contest.

In unity

Howard Phillips

National Returning Officer

National President Nominations Called

In accordance with Rule 24 of the Rules & Standing Orders of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union nominations are hereby called from current financial members for the position of National President.

Nomination Forms are available on the Unions Website www.rmtunion.org.nz or from the RMTU National Office on 04-499-2066, fax 04-471-0896 or admin@rmtunion.org.nz.

Nominations shall be in writing using the correct nomination form, contain the signed consent of the candidate, and be proposed and seconded by financial members (Rule 1) of the Union.

Correctly completed nominations must be received by the National Returning Officer at the National Office of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union, PO Box 1103 Wellington 6140 no later than 0800 hrs. on Friday 24 MARCH 2017.

The term of office is 2 years (Rule 24.2) and the duties are as contained in Rule 27 of the Union’s Rules and Standing Orders. 

For the information of members it is advised that the incumbent will be seeking re-election.

In the event there are two or more nominations received, a postal ballot will be issued from National Office the week commencing Monday 27 March 2017.  Please ensure you have updated National Office with your current mailing address on the Unions Website www.rmtunion.org.nz.

 

In Unity

 

Howard Phillips
National Returning Officer

 

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RMTU National Nominations - Update March 2016

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update February 2016

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RMTU National Nominations 2015

KiwiRail Industrial Councils - Results

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Howard Phillips

NATIONAL RETURNING OFFICER


National Management Committee Elections 2015 - Result

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General Secretary - Result

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President - Result

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