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The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers is a progressive, democratic and highly professional trade union, a fast growing union with more than 85,000 members from almost every sector of the transport industry - from the mainline and underground railways, shipping and offshore, buses and road freight.

Protecting and bettering our members' pay and conditions is the key RMT objective. We negotiate with over 150 transport-sector companies - using every opportunity to drive home our positive agenda for better pay, shorter hours and safer working conditions.

RMT members can rely on their union to protect and promote their interests in the workplace.

A union with members working across the transport industry.

  • Sectors include railways, shipping, buses and road freight.
  • We push for better pay, shorter hours and safer working conditions.
  • Get workplace representation, a range of legal services and other benefits.   
  • Membership costs from £10.06 to £23.40 a month.
Main Trades
Mining, quarrying and extraction
Oil and gas extraction
Male 67,568 | Female 13,928 | Other 47 | Total 81,543
Employers represented include:

Network Rail, London Underground, Transport for London, Virgin Trains, ScotRail, Southern Railways, Arriva Trains, Stagecoach Group, Caledonian MacBrayne, Wightlink,

General secretary
Mick Lynch
Cost of membership

Full rate monthly - £23.40 (Basic salary or equivalent earnings is above £23,600 per annum)
Low rate monthly - £10.06 (Basic salary or equivalent earnings is below £23,600 per annum)

Membership benefits

- Better Pay
- Improved conditions
- Workplace representation
- Health and Safety protection
- Full range of membership benefits
- Legal cover - workplace and criminal for you and your family
- Credit Union
- Full-colour monthly magazine - RMT News


39 Chalton Street



020 7387 4771
020 7387 4123
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