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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.


Solidarity - messages of support to Lyttelton Port Branch Delegates, H&S Reps and Activists

RMTU Lyttelton Port Branch members need our support, they have been battling with their employer for months to gain a fair deal and build forums to improve safety and productivity. The latest talks have broken down and they have now voted to take strike action from February 11th.

We ask that all Branches send a message of support to the RMTU Lyttelton Port Branch Delegates, H&S Reps and Activists.

Click here to send a message of support


Latest Media Release

Lyttelton Port workers vote to escalate dispute and withdraw labour

Media Release Rail & Maritime Transport Union

Tuesday January 27th, 2015

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action.

Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals of labour at the port.

“Our members have voted to escalate their campaign for a just and fair collective agreement and this afternoon, and we have issued notice of the first full 24 hour withdrawal of labour from midday on 11 February,” said RMTU General Secretary Wayne Butson.

Click Here for Full Media Release

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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"

 

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


 


ITF- Affiliated to the International Transport Workers Federation which comprises 653 unions representing 4,500,000 transport workers in 148 countries
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