Minister chastens KiwiRail board

Minister chastens KiwiRail board
Finance minister Grant Robertson has expressed his 'disappointment' at not getting more of a heads-up about bonuses at KiwiRail. (Image: Getty).
Oliver Lewis
The finance minister has criticised the KiwiRail board for not keeping shareholding ministers informed around bonus payments to senior managers.The issue has inflamed already fraught pay negotiations with the highly unionised workforce at the state-owned rail operator, which last week saw the departure of its chief executive, Greg Miller. This was part way through a board-ordered probe about the company's culture which is speaking to senior staff who resigned during Miller's tenure. Unless a deal can be made, Rail and Maritime Tran...

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