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.
Recent Media Releases
Government closes door on local businesses
Media Release Rail & Maritime Transport Union
Wednesday, 26 th March, 2015
New Zealanders will not get a say on the government’s decision to ratify an international agreement which removes the right to protect local jobs, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson.
“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision” says Mr Butson.
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ITF 43rd Congress
Click Here or on the image above to go to the Itf Congress 2014 website
"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"
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.
Save the Gisborne Napier Rail Line
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Workers for Kiwi Made
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Books & DVD's of Interest
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