The RTBU advances and defends the interests of its members, representing and lobbying for their rights in the workplace and for their industry. The Union achieves this by maintaining members pay and conditions, ensuring a safe workplace and assisting members and their families.
As part of the wider Union movement the RTBU also lobbies around broader issues on social, welfare, economic and political grounds on behalf of working people.
As a member of the RTBU you are able to immediately access a range of industrial and workplace services and resources for industrial education, services, training and representation.
The RTBU can also refer members a range of direct non-industrial services, such as legal aid, health insurance, taxation advice, financial funds, dental services, education programs, scholarships, holiday units and packages, superannuation benefits, social clubs, a credit union, housing loans and a range of other social, recreational and welfare facilities for members.
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Click here for a full list of RTBU member benefits.
The RTBU is always looking at ways to add value to your membership. With this in mind, we have negotiated a deal with WageCover and Real Insurance to provide discounts on you general insurance*.
Members could enjoy:
Up to a 25%* discount on Car Insurance.
Up to a 30%^ discount on House and Contents Insurance.
We know that every dollar counts, and hope these savings will really help you.
There is no obligation, so if you would like to get a quote and compare your options, just click on the links to the right and fill in your details.
The Real Deal is a free service to our members and their families.
If you need any more information, or would prefer to speak to a Real consultant, call their dedicated hotline on 1300 884 768.
We hope that you and your family enjoy these special savings!
rt health fund
As a mutual not-for-profit health fund, rt health is the peak health fund for transport industry workers and their families looking for a simple range of great value health cover options.
For more information about your RTBU member benefits with RT health, go to the website here: https://www.rthealthfund.com.au/rtbu
Endeavour Mutual Bank
On the 1st of February 2018, Select Encompass Credit Union changed its name to Endeavour Mutual Bank.
The organisation has been providing quality banking and financial services to the Rail and Transport Industry as well as the wider community for over 60 years.
The new name sets the organisations up for a successful future, the word endeavour is synonymous with aspiration, ambition, enterprise and effort. These key words describe a confident vision of the future, but also describe the many ventures and mutual endeavours that have formed the basis of the organisation since formation in 1953.
They will continue to honour their bond to the transport sector and any member of the RTBU is encouraged to contact them for your banking needs.
Pack your bags, because RTBU members can enjoy savings on all TFE Group hotels!
In great news for those looking to get away, the union has a deal that will give members access to the special corporate rate on hotel rooms – usually reserved for business travellers.
Just by booking through the TFE Hotels website directly and paying with your credit card, members can now enjoy discounts at all Adina, Vibe, and Travelodge hotels worldwide.
Click this link and use the discount code TH6234129 when making your reservation to get the special rate. All bookings should be made through TFE Hotels directly, with all travel questions or issues directed to the hotel.
Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
The RTBU has a long history with White Barnes solicitors, recently merged with Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, who are experienced practitioners to deal with all members legal concerns and enquiries.
RTBU Holiday Park
Located on the waterfront at Jervis Bay, the RTBU Holiday Park offers members a family friendly holiday with modern, fully furnished units near pristine beaches.
For bookings please contact the office on 02 9264 2511
Riverside Resort at Port
RTBU members can also take advantage of the United Services Union’s Riverside Resort at Port in a glorious location on the Hastings River at Port Macquarie.
Union members get discounted personal tax return services through arrangements with Noel French & Associates. Call: 9211 6000.
Income Protection is available to RTBU members through Wage Cover. Income Protection is a type of insurance that pays a weekly benefit (percentage of your income) to you if you are unable to work due to any injury or illness. This relieves the financial burden of bills, loan repayments and expenses whilst you are off work and not earning an income.
Wage Cover can be contacted on (02)9970 8411 or firstname.lastname@example.org