New Zealand nurses strike for increased pay, staffing

Vol. 82/No. 29 - August 6, 2018

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “When nurses’ rights are under attack, stand up, fight back!” several thousand nurses, other health care workers and supporters chanted as they marched through the central city here July 12. The demonstration was one of many…


Rail workers fight bosses’ plan for driver-only trains

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018
Members of Rail and Maritime Transport Union picket Papakura Train Station in Auckland, New Zealand, during one-day strike Dec. 8 to protest plans to cut train crew to one worker.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Some 500 members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union held a one-day strike and picketed stations here Dec. 8 to protest company plans to introduce one-person passenger train “crews.” “Safety of staff and the public…