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Railtrain: The results are in!

Railtrain: The results are in!

Jul 9, 2017

It only took two whole weeks and an application in the Fair Work Commission filed by the RTBU to get Failtrain management to capitulate and provide a breakdown of the results. Read More »

Commonwealth Workers’ Compensation Explained

Commonwealth Workers’ Compensation Explained

Jul 6, 2017

**Thanks to the RTBU’s legal firm, Carroll & O’Dea, for providing this […] Read More »

Cabinet leaks show massive increase in cost of powering Sydney Trains

Cabinet leaks show massive increase in cost of powering Sydney Trains

Jul 6, 2017

Loco Division Secretary Bob Hayden said passengers should not have to pick up the tab and that workers shouldn’t either – especially as EA negotiations are about to commence. Read More »

PN responds to our four priority clauses

PN responds to our four priority clauses

Jul 5, 2017

Your EA delegates met with Pacific National officials again last week and discussed our four priority clauses Read More »

PN responds to our four priority clauses

PN responds to our four priority clauses

Jul 5, 2017

Your Loco Division delegates met with Pacific National officials again last week and discussed our four priority clauses. Read More »

Casual staff win right to ask for permanent work

Casual staff win right to ask for permanent work

Jul 5, 2017

Loco Division Secretary Bob Hayden agrees with AMWU national president Andrew Dettmer’s comments that the commission’s decision was “a kick in the guts for ordinary workers trying to make ends meet in an uncertain employment market.” Read More »

NSW Rail Entities 2017: Enterprise Bargaining

NSW Rail Entities 2017: Enterprise Bargaining

Jun 30, 2017

Sydney Trains and NSW Trains may soon send out Representation Notices to employees of the two Rail Entities. Actual negotiations will not commence until all the members’ meetings are complete, and the Union’s Log of Claims endorsed. Read More »

Train drivers stick with bus drivers against privatisation

Train drivers stick with bus drivers against privatisation

Jun 29, 2017

Trainee drivers who were not paid their Easter public holiday entitlement have now had their payment adjusted after the Loco Division represented their concerns to Sydney Trains management. Read More »

Congratulations to delegates trained in Newcastle last week!

Congratulations to delegates trained in Newcastle last week!

Jun 28, 2017

Last week a number of our northern delegates from a cross section of the RTBU participated in our delegate training course in Newcastle. Read More »

Learning from our near-death experience with Aurizon

Learning from our near-death experience with Aurizon

Jun 28, 2017

RTBU National Organiser Leanne Holmes gave a great speech on behalf of RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva at one of the delegates’ workshops this week. Read More »

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