Fresh start for Aurizon

Aurizon shareholders and workers will both be hoping that new Aurizon CEO Andrew Harding can set a fresh path for the rail freight giant, following several years of management bungles and industrial conflict.

aurizon_train.jpgRail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) National Secretary Bob Nanva today said Aurizon had covered itself in shame over recent years through its war on workers, outrageous executive salaries, and failed investments.

“Aurizon is a pillar of the Australian rail industry, and it desperately needs stable and sensible leadership.

“Sadly, the company has been distracted over recent years by an ideological vendetta against its own workforce, which resulted in the unprecedented termination of 12 Enterprise Agreements covering thousands of workers.

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“At the same time, Aurizon blew up