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.
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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