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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.


Latest Media Releases

RMTU: Transport Workers look forward to constructive Relationship with New KiwiRail Chair

Media Release Rail & Maritime Transport Union

Thursday 9th August 2018

Transport workers are welcoming the appointment of former Toll Chief Executive Greg Miller
to the position of Kiwirail Chair.
“It’s always a pleasure to talk to an employer with experience in our industry,” says Rail and
Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson.

Click here for Full Media Release

RMTU: Rail workers slam KiwiRail as “green-washing hypocrites”

Media Release Rail & Maritime Transport Union

Monday 16th July 2018

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says its members are laughing at the idea KiwiRail belongs in a ‘Climate Leaders Coalition’.

The union says it is ridiculous for KiwiRail to claim they want to tackle climate change, while plowing ahead with plans to scrap electric locomotives and abandon electrification in general on the North Island Main Trunk Line.

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy this week signed the CEO Climate Change Statement, along with the bosses of Fonterra, Z Energy and others.

“It’s nothing but a cynical public relations manoeuvre,” says RMTU General Secretary Wayne Butson.

Click here for Full Media Release

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Campaigns -

Please sign the petition and volunteer, details below.

Click here or on the image above to go to the Health Needs Nurses Campaign Website

Click here or on the image to go to the Health Nurses Campaign Facebook page


Save Our Electric Trains

The Greens are running an online petition -

"We request that the House of Representatives review KiwiRail's decision to replace its electric freight trains with diesel locomotives"

Click here to go to the petition


SUPPORT AUCKLAND TRAINS

 

 

Click on the image above or here to sign the petition


RMTU / KIWIRAIL Health & Safety -

Click here to go to the RMTU / KIWIRAIL H&S page

 

  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


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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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