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 expected to announce fate of electric locomotive on September 19
Media Release Rail & Maritime Transport Union
Wednesday 14th September, 2016
The union representing working people at KiwiRail is urging the state-owned enterprise to reject “dirty diesel” and re-invest in its electric locomotive fleet on the North Island Main Trunk line.
“We’re expecting KiwiRail to announce the fate of its electric locomotives on September 19,” said Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson.
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SUPPORT AUCKLAND TRAINS
radio advertisements for a Public Meeting Click here
Airport Rail Meeting 30th August
Recently Auckland Transport announced their preferred rapid transit mode to Auckland Airport is light rail. AT have ruled out heavy rail as an option and say they will now focus on protecting the route for light rail only.
The Campaign for Better Transport has been campaigning for more than a decade to get a rail connection to the airport. Does AT’s light rail proposal stack up, or has the evidence been stacked against heavy rail from the outset? When will a rail connection finally be built? Would a light rail solution perform as well as a heavy rail solution? How will the $1.8bn East West Connection project impact on getting rail across the Manukau Harbour?
To try and answer these questions, the we are hosting a public meeting in Onehunga:
Haskell Room, Pearce Street Hall, Onehunga
Tuesday 30th August, 7:15pm for a 7:30 start (Onehunga train departs Britomart 6:49pm)
- Auckland City Councillor and AT Director Mike Lee, a long time advocate for rail in Auckland
- Graham Matthews, General Manager Airport Development & Delivery at Auckland Airport
- Jim Jackson, The Onehunga Enhancement Society
- Graeme Easte from CBT
- Stu Johnson from the RMTU
We are also hoping that an AT representative can also attend.
This is a free event – donations or CBT membership gratefully received to cover costs.
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Full information on this event can be found here
The film trailer that has been commissioned and sponsored by the Light House Cinema and KiwiRail can be found here (youtube), here (vimeo) or here (dropbox)
RMTU / KIWIRAIL Health & Safety -
Click here to go to the RMTU / KIWIRAIL H&S page
Ernest William File Scholarship
For the sons and daughters of members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union in their first year of an undergraduate degree at a New Zealand university.
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Applications close 5pm 29th February 2016
Click here to apply online
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