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Labor lodges train petition in Parliament

Sep 22, 2017News

Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle lodged a petition of more than 10,000 signatures in NSW Parliament on September 12, and issued a personal challenge to transport minister Andrew Constance to debate her on the floor of […] Read More »

Transport workers going above and beyond

Sep 21, 2017News

It’s great to see transport workers get recognised for going above and beyond their job description to help people. Click here to read an article in the Daily Telegraph about a Sydney Bus driver who stopped his […] Read More »

Newcastle rail line revelations proof of government shonky decision

Sep 21, 2017News

RTBU NSW MEDIA RELEASE: Revelations today that the NSW Government’s decision to close the last section of the Newcastle rail line were made prior to any costing or assessment of the light rail replacement prove the […] Read More »

$220 million per kilometre: Sydney to Newcastle rail line rejig to burn cash

Sep 21, 2017News

A fresh NSW transport leak reveals that the decision to shut down the last two kilometres of the Sydney to Newcastle railway line was taken before costing the light rail replacement and without an assessment […] Read More »

Australia needs a pay rise, but instead we’ve got Cash

Sep 21, 2017News

***A message from Sally McManus, ACTU Secretary*** Michaelia Cash has built a career attacking working people for big business. Help us get a billboard up in Perth to remind people of that fact. While she […] Read More »

Southern Shorthaul Railway EA negotiations begin again

Sep 21, 2017News

Negotiations have recommenced after the correct “Notice of Representations Rights” were re-issued to members. At a meeting, which was held on 31 August 2017, the RTBU and SSR Management discussed the following;   1st book […] Read More »

The Annual Enfield Smoko!

Sep 21, 2017News

  Join us on Saturday 14th October from 11am at the Carlingford Bowling Club. Read More »

Are you a Kiwi living in Australia? Don’t forget to vote

Sep 19, 2017News

*****A message from the Rail, Maritime Transport Union in New Zealand***** Kiwis out there across the world, this is our electoral moment. The polls have flipped: a change of government to a Labour-led government is […] Read More »

$100 billion lost

Sep 18, 2017News

*****Message from ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus****** $100 billion. That’s how much a new report this morning estimated would be lost from Australians’ superannuation thanks to wage theft, wage freezes, reduced penalty rates and cancelled workplace agreements. That’s […] Read More »

PN refusing to budge on Intermodal agreement

Sep 18, 2017News

On Wednesday 13th September an EBA meeting was held with Pacific National in an endeavour to finalise the agreement. The issue of the percentage increase was front and centre of negotiations at this meeting however […] Read More »