KiwiRail axes 40 jobs in Dunedin

KiwiRail is to axe 40 jobs from their Hillside workshop in Dunedin and the company is calling for voluntary redundancies. The announcement was made today after five weeks of consultation with staff who were told of the decision today, KiwiRail said. "It is a fact that the size of the Hillside workforce has always changed according to the amount of work available and the workload there has decreased due to the completion of projects including carriage construction work for [...]

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Millions paid for ITO courses where no credits achieved

Another case of governments setting up a scheme based on ideological theory and not regulating it properly. Then act surprised when scumbags take advantage of 'free' money.In 2009, $57.8 million of taxpayer money was paid for Industry Training Organisation courses for which "no evidence of credit achievement" could be found. Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said "That's not a trivial amount, that's a big deal ... that's $58m to achieve no credits." "You can only measure it on credits [...]

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