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 Release
Labour Announcement on Future of Hillside Workshops Welcome says Rail Union
Media release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union
Thursday August 21st, 2014
Labour leader David Cunliffe’s announcement in Dunedin today that a government led by his party would re-open Hillside Railway workshops was welcomed by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU).
‘Since the workshops were shut down in late December 2012 as a consequence of the National Government’s failure to buy rolling stock manufactured in New Zealand, a small heavy lift locomotive maintenance operation employing fewer than a dozen workers has been the only activity at the once bustling Hillside plant,’ said RMTU General Secretary Wayne Butson.
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Click here to go to our Election 2014 page
ITF 43rd Congress
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"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