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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 Release

Talks Fail at Port Otago: Unions Issue Notices of Overtime Ban

Media Release Rail & Maritime Transport Union and Maritime Union of New Zealand

Friday 23rd August, 2019

Negotiations between Port Otago workers represented by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) and the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) and management failed today and the unions have issued notice of an overtime ban from Saturday 7th September.

‘Discussions today did not result in meaningful progress, accordingly the unions have issued 14 days notice of industrial action, as we are required to do by law,’ said combined unions’ spokesperson John Kerr.

‘The fourteen days gives us time to reach a resolution with Port Otago management over the main sticking points which are fatigue management and pay,’ he said.

‘We want to get these negotiations settled and engage with management on fatigue management in the manner recommended by internationally renowned expert Philippa Gander in her 2017 report on roster management at the port. Fatigue is a critical risk on the waterfront and we have to address it,’ he said.

‘We remain hopeful of reaching a mutually agreeable outcome to bargaining but our members are rock solid on the need to deal with the workplace hazard of fatigue. We regret any inconvenience to port users or customers but we can no longer tolerate this real and meaningful health and safety risk to workers,’ he said.

ENDS

For more information contact:

John Kerr RMTU South Island Organiser 027 246 4941


 Click here to download this media release


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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