The aims, objectives and values embraced by URMU:

  • To establish an independent and free union based on the principles of Trade Unionism which shall be free from the influences of the Government, the Employer and the political parties.
  • To advocate cause, and help to establish leadership of the workers in the management of their trade union.
  • To make the Northern Railway Employees conscious of their right and duties by uniting and consolidating them under the union.
  • To promote and protect the interests of the Northern Railway Employees through legitimate and constitutional means.
  • To watch, defend and promote the interests, rights and privileges of the Northern Railway Employees, irrespective of caste, creed, race or section in all matters relating to employment.
  • To co-ordinate the activities of different categorical groups of Railway employees for safeguarding their legitimate interests.
  • To regulate relations and to establish mutual understanding between members and administration and to settle issues through negotiations, conciliations and or arbitration.
  • To educate, prepare and encourage Railway Employees to take increasing part in the management, administration and control of the Railways in the larger interest of the country and to enthuse National spirit in them.
  • To support legislative measures for the protection of Labour and to oppose the same when it is against the interest of Labour.
  • To press for reasonable hours of work, proper housing and standard of living.
  • To provide funds for the compensation of members for loss arising out of trade disputes.
  • To organize and establish separate funds for the benefit of members or their dependants in case of sickness, accident or death, non-employment and old age of such members and for funeral, legal purpose, declared lawful under the Act.
  • To establish co-operative stores in the interest of Railway Employees.
  • To promote and safeguard the economic, social, and civic interests of Railway Employees in alliance with the rest of the working class organizations in so far as it does not violate the provisions of Trade Union Act.
  • To amalgamate, federate with or affiliate itself to any Association, Union of Society having kindred aims and objects.
  • To encourage and establish panchayat system in the Railway Colonies for settling mutual disputes.
  • To provide legal assistance to member by raising special funds in respect of matters arising out of or incidental of their employment.
  • To secure and maintain for the Railway Employees:-
    • Freedom of Association.
    • Freedom of Assembly.
    • Freedom of Speech.
    • Freedom of Press.
    • Right of work
    • Right of Strike and
    • Right of representation in the management and in the legislature.
  • To encourage and establish Night Schools, Clubs, Reading Rooms for the employees and their children and to make grant to take share in the management and control of any institution having for its objects the education and training of trade Unionism. Also publish periodicals and journals.
  • To raise special funds if and when necessary for any or all the object stated above or for any legitimate objects considered conducive to the growth and expansion of the Union.
  • To receive grants-in-aid from different sources including Central Board for workers Education for conducting Workers Education Programme.
  • Rest to do all, subject to the limitations prescribed under Section 15 of the Act, all such other lawful things as may be considered to be conducive to the establishment of the objects mentioned in Sub-Clauses of clause-6 or any of them.