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Sydney and NSW Trains: Making management bargain in good faith

Nov 17, 2017News

Your RTBU negotiating team today filed an application for Good Faith Bargaining Orders in the Fair Work Commission. This decision was made by your team after management’s continued failure to provide the information requested to […] Read More »

Update: PN NSW Coal and Bulk EA Negotiations

Nov 17, 2017News PN Updates

As reported last week we continued to negotiate with Pacific National this week on the 15th and 16th November in an effort to resolve the remaining outstanding issues between the parties. Significant progress was made, […] Read More »

Turnbull Govt attack on working people: update

Nov 17, 2017Australian Unions News

The below update has just been received from ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus: ——– This is an update on the Turnbull government attacks against working people. We have bogged down the five pieces of anti-worker legislation […] Read More »

AURIZON COAL ENTERPRISE – company log of claims

Nov 10, 2017News

On November 10th, your delegates and the Union sat down with Aurizon Negotiating team to exchange log of claims and to step each party through each log. General Manager, Catherine Baxter, briefly attended the meeting […] Read More »


Nov 10, 2017News

RTBU representatives met with Aurizon Coal management on Monday 30th October 2017 to discuss logistics for the upcoming Enterprise Agreement negotiations. Discussions included where and when the negotiations will be held and who will be […] Read More »

PN NSW BULK RAIL Update: Pay and Protected Action

Nov 10, 2017News PN Updates

A short update on where the issues with pay deductions for participation the two 48 hour stoppages have progressed to. Your RTBU team wrote to the company on Tuesday and gave them till COB today […] Read More »

PN NSW Coal and Bulk EA Negotiations- A Way Forward

Nov 10, 2017News PN Updates

Your RTBU Negotiating Team met with the Company this week on Wednesday and Thursday to continue negotiations in the agreed format of: – Group A: Focusing on the outstanding matters to be dealt with in […] Read More »

PN NSW Bulk Rail EA – Pay and Protected Action

Nov 10, 2017News PN Updates

Members from around the state are reporting that Pacific National has deducted payments for participating in the two 48 hour stoppages that are higher than the hours they were rostered to work or would have […] Read More »

ACTU calls for ‘living wage’ on anniversary of Harvester decision

Nov 2, 2017News

The ACTU is calling for the minimum wage to be raised to the level of a living wage, on which a low-paid worker could support themselves and their family. ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus will tonight […] Read More »

PN support from Taiwan

Oct 24, 2017News PN Updates

The Taiwan Railway Labor Union has sent a message of solidarity to Pacific National members currently engaged in an in a dispute with the company. The letter outlines the union’s support for the striking workers. […] Read More »