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Welcome to the Rail and Maritime Transport Union Online

The RMTU is a union for transport workers in which all members have equal rights, whatever their job.

With rapid change, and increasing competition in the transport industry it is important that workers are protected by a strong, well-resourced union, specialising in all aspects of the transport industry; rail, road and ports.

The structure of the RMTU gives you the opportunity to be fully involved in a democratic union as collective decisions are made which may affect your job and conditions of employment.

You have the opportunity to elect your workplace union representative (delegate), as well as branch and national union representatives. You have a voice at all levels of the RMTU.


"Your Life for the Job"

A song written and performed by Ben Thompson

at the 2013 WMD Event at Hutt Workshops -

Click here to hear "Your Life for the Job" mp3

Click here to watch "Your Life for the Job"

 


Latest Press Releases

tougher approach needed for safety of rail staff

Media release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union      

Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Assualts on rail operating staff and Maori Wardens over the weekend have prompted calls for much better safety measures on Auckland's rail network.

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says the assualts on Maori Wardens and ticket collectors are the latest in a string of violence directed at personnel operating Auckland's trains, and follows serious assaults in January.

"Further assulats on the Auckland rail network are hugely frustrating for rail workers. It leaves them questioning what is being done to protect them," RMTU General Secretary Wayne Butson.

Click Here for Full Media Release

Wider Costs of Overseas built Locomotives needs to be realised

Media release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union      

Tuesday April 8th, 2014

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says the full cost to New Zealand Inc of the decision to have our trains built overseas must not be swept under the carpet.

 

KiwiRail and the RMTU have today confirmed that the first of KiwiRail’s Chinese built DL locomotives have returned to service.  They had been withdrawn when it was discovered they contained asbestos.

 

If KiwiRail’s locomotives were built locally the problem of asbestos would never have arisen, Rail & Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson said.

Click Here for Full Media Release

Joint approach for reintroduction of DL locomotives

Joint Media release: KiwiRail & the Rail and Maritime Transport Union      

Tuesday April 8th, 2014

The first of KiwiRail's DL locomotives returned to service today, with more to be introduced over the coming weeks.

The reintroduction follows confirmation by WorkSafe New Zealand that the robust set of operating and managment procedures developed by KiwiRail and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, took all practicable steps to managing the work-realted hazards.

Click Here for Full Joint Media Release

 

Building a future for all

 

You can watch David Cunliffe's full Labour conference speech here and read it on the Labour website


The Daily Blog

Click Here or on the logo to go to the Daily Blog


 

"NEW" RMTU APPAREL -

Click here for details of our new RMTU tee shirts for sale, includes order information


CAMPAIGNS

  Listen to the Your Life for the Job song (mp3 5mb) -

written and performed by Ben Thompson - click here

Order A copy of "Your life for the job" book - click here to email



Click here for more information on this Wellington Event


Click here for the Union Plus site


Click here for the Fairness@Work site


 

The New Zealand Locomotive Engineer's
Sickness, Accident and Death Benefit Fund:

A new advertisement for the LE SAD Fund that can be downloaded, printed and posted on noticeboards for LE's Click here to download the poster and Download application form

 


Campaigns

Save Our Rail : Northland

Kia ora to everyone in the Rail and Maritime Transport Union

Just to let you know, Save Our Rail Northland's new web-site is: http://www.saveourrailnorthland.org.nz
We'll be adding to the site as things develop, so keep checking in to see where we're at.
Thanks.

Alan Preston
Tel (09)4315389

Also

Save the Gisborne Napier Rail Line


 


Workers for Kiwi Made


Books & DVD's of Interest

BLACKBALL 2008

A commemoration of the 1908 miners’ strike on DVD

Review by Dean Parker - click here

To purchase a copy - click here


 

Samuel Duncan Parnell - A Legacy

The 8 Hour Day, Labour Day and Time Off

For more information including Foreward by Helen Kelly - click here

Campaigns

 

Click here for more on this campaign



Greens Campaign -

FAST TRACK THE CBD

RAIL LOOP

Click here for full details


 

International Solidarity

ITF Piracy petiton

The ITF have begun a global petition calling on governments worldwide to take concrete action to end piracy.

Almost every day seafarers are kidnapped and risk injury and death.
Every day seafarers’ families suffer worry and uncertainty.
And there is a growing risk of disruption to world trade.

The ITF want to persuade governments to commit the resources needed to end piracy, to this end the ITF aim to deliver at least half a million signatures by World Maritime Day on 23rd of September.

Download ITF Piracy Petition letter

Download ITF Piracy Petition


 

 

 

 


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