Plan your travel ahead of industrial action on train services

Busy Auckland rail stations like Britomart will be quiet on Friday because of a planned train worker strike

Disruption is expected in Auckland tomorrow after rail workers confirmed they would be walking out for nearly 24 hours.

The rail strike will begin at 2am on Friday the 8th of December and end at 2am Saturday, when normal services will resume.

Under the new proposal, train drivers would also be charged with monitoring door operation and passengers - something Kerr says would significantly increase the risk of accident.

On Thursday, Transdev's Auckland managing director, Michel Ladrak, told reporters the union was jumping the gun and that the details of safety arrangements were still being planned and developed with Auckland Transport. "That's not the case".

Maori wardens and transport officers would still be on carriages at times, with security guards at stations.

But the Rail and Maritime Transport Union says the company is penny-pinching with disregard for safety. "People should also talk to their employer about their work situation".

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"If they had said to me "we're anxious about jobs". then we would fully understand".

"We're looking at putting additional capacity on key bus routes, but unfortunately due to the short notice of the strike action and the sheer volume of train service affected we haven't been able to put on alternative bus services for those rail services", he said.

Auckland Transport's Chief Transport Services Officer, Mark Lambert says: "We are sorry but with no trains operating, the roads will be busy and there will be delays".

"People should consider options such as travelling outside peak times, sharing rides, cycling or walking".

The strike comes just weeks after rail workers in Wellington took industrial action over Transdev's attempts to slash their working conditions and penalty rates for working weekends.

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