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.
Latest Media Releases
KiwiRail Exploitation Case heads to Court
Media Release Rail & Maritime Transport Union
Wednesday 26th August, 2015
- Rail workers’ union takes test case to determine the employment status of Chinese engineers working under warranty to remove asbestos from KiwiRail’s imported locomotives
- Allegations of exploitation emerged in 2014, including allegations of minimum wage and holiday entitlement breaches
- MBIE concluded New Zealand laws probably don’t apply to the China-based engineers, but the Workplace Relations Minister told media the only way to confirm the legal position is in the courts
The RMTU is heading to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to determine whether Chinese engineers who are removing asbestos from KiwiRail locomotives are covered under New Zealand employment law, announces RMTU General Secretary Wayne Butson.
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International Workers Memorial Day 2015
"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