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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

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.

Click Here for Full Media Release

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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)

Speakers include:

  • 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.

 

Click on the image above or here to sign the petition


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.

Click here for more details

Applications close 5pm 29th February 2016

Click here to apply online

The Daily Blog

Click Here or on the logo to go to the Daily Blog


 

"NEW" RMTU APPAREL -

Click here for details of our new RMTU tee shirts for sale, includes order information


CAMPAIGNS

  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



Click here for more information on this Wellington Event


Click here for the Union Plus site


Click here for the Fairness@Work site


 

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


 


Workers for Kiwi Made


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

Campaigns

 

Click here for more on this campaign



Greens Campaign -

FAST TRACK THE CBD

RAIL LOOP

Click here for full details


 

International Solidarity

ITF Piracy petiton

The ITF have begun a global petition calling on governments worldwide to take concrete action to end piracy.

Almost every day seafarers are kidnapped and risk injury and death.
Every day seafarers’ families suffer worry and uncertainty.
And there is a growing risk of disruption to world trade.

The ITF want to persuade governments to commit the resources needed to end piracy, to this end the ITF aim to deliver at least half a million signatures by World Maritime Day on 23rd of September.

Download ITF Piracy Petition letter

Download ITF Piracy Petition


 


ITF- Affiliated to the International Transport Workers Federation which comprises 653 unions representing 4,500,000 transport workers in 148 countries
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