GARY FROGGATT, Union Leader of TRAMWAYS UNION NEW ZEALAND
is working and Employ by NZ Bus, He is refusing to stand against NZ Bus. In my Case as a Union Leader Gary Froggatt was in investigation meeting and he was my witness, Now case in Court and we refusing to give witness statement against NZ Bus, he send me statement via email and that Statement is in favor of NZ Bus. So I will loose the case in Court.
after NZ Bus fired me(illegally) I try to contact Tramways Union New Zealand so they can help me legally, Tramways Union, did not reply any my call or emails, I have to take the action Against NZ Bus by my self. when time came Gary Froggatt to be witness in court he refused to do so, I have to take legal Action against Union (Tramways New Zealand) at the first Stage we have mediation meeting at https://www.employment.govt.nz/. Gary Froggatt accept every thing there that my dismissal was unjustified and signed and was agree to be witness in Employment Court, Now he is refusing to do so. because he is employ by NZ Bus, work for both Parties are illegal and Conflict and he is doing from years. who will stop him ?
(Please if any one have GARY FROGGATT CURRENT PHOTO SEND ME by email, I will upload here so People can see him)
Where is the Labour Law in New Zealand
Nation Party New Zealand Closed Labour Department . Labour Department Cover Labour's Rights. That come under Human Rights. Does not matter what sort of GOVT New Zealand have, Labour Department Must work in same way because that belong to People Rights. Only "Dictator Govt" take People Rights away. Closed Labour department mean Slash People Rights.
Other companies pay drivers less - union
A union representing bus drivers said about 200 NZ Bus drivers were facing job cuts, redistribution or even less pay.
Tramways and Public Transport Union national president Gary Froggatt said the decision was going to cause a major problem for its members, but there was some time to place drivers in other depots.
He said NZ Bus had obviously tendered too high a price, and would now pay for it by not getting the work. Mr Froggatt said drivers who switched companies might face a pay cut.
"Some of them may be offered jobs with a new company ... we know what the wage rates are in those companies - the wage is a lot less than what is currently paid with NZ Bus."
NZ Bus would pass the buck for its own mistakes, he said.
"I guess NZ Bus will attempt to blame the workers even though we've helped them become more competitive during the past two years by modifying our wage claims, but you know the average bus driver takes home about $800 a week, by the time you take out $500 for rent there's not much left."
Mr Froggatt said if drivers were redistributed to work under another company taking over the tender, they were looking at getting $1 an hour less.
He said the union had not yet been given the details about exactly what had happened, but once it had talked through the issue with NZ Bus in the next few weeks, it might be able to mitigate the loss in some way.
"We are in the middle of negotiations for a new employment agreement, which affects the other 1000 employees that we cover, and obviously the discussions will continue on during the wage negotiations."
Auckland Transport yesterday told NZ Bus its tender had not been selected for bus services in the area from late this year.
The company has been given a nine-month transition period before new South Auckland contracts are signed.
NZ Bus chief executive Zane Fulljames said they had put in a strong, high quality bid to Auckland Transport and it was disappointing that they were not selected.
However he said it would not be wise to suggest that there would be job losses.
"In our South Auckland business, we have 245 staff out of a total 2000.
"We are a very large organisation and we do have the opportunity to redistribute, which certainly we'll be working through with our teams in South Auckland."
Mr Fulljames said Auckland was going through an extremely large recontracting process which meant other businesses would also have to renegotiate.
"So there are opportunities to win, and opportunities to lose."
He said the company was talking to the staff who would be affected at the moment but it was very early days.