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Emma Husar, Ed Husic back Labor’s commitment to building north-south rail link

Apr 28, 2017News

The federal members for Lindsay and Chifley have backed their party’s $400 million pledge to making the north-south rail link a reality. Labor’s plan has drawn criticism from the state and federal governments, with NSW […] Read More »

Westmead Hospital Bandaged Bear Appeal 2017

Apr 26, 2017News

Locomotive RTBU Member and Eveleigh Driver Gary Pontifex is running a BBQ outside of TCAC to raise money this May for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead as part of their Bandaged Bear Appeal for 2017. […] Read More »

Labor launches petition against botched train project

Apr 26, 2017News

A Labor petition is being circulated by post to residents in the Blue Mountains and Hunter regions this month complaining about the new trains set for these regions, and arguing they need to be “fit for […] Read More »

Update: Railtrain Enterprise Agreement Negotiations 2017

Apr 25, 2017News

The RTBU has genuine concerns about the limited timeframe and whether the company will adhere to their legal obligations – like listening to our members’ views and providing reasoned responses to them. The company’s sense […] Read More »

Andy’s strong showing at Arnold Classic

Apr 21, 2017News

Central Driver Andrew Hargreaves recently travelled to Melbourne to compete in the Pro Raw Powerlifting competition at this year’s Arnold Classic. The event consists of three attempts at three lifts: the squat, the bench press, […] Read More »

PN NSW VIC: A lot of talk and no change

Apr 21, 2017News

Prior to Easter, your EA team again met with PN management in good faith to further progress your EA. Once again PN had a lot to say about their concept document and how they need […] Read More »

Londonderry MP Prue Car calls on state government to release 2018 western line train timetables

Apr 21, 2017News

Londonderry MP Prue Car has accused the state government of a “secret plan” to push commuters onto toll roads, following reports it’s set to slash express train services in western Sydney. Read more. Read More »

Western Sydney’s peak-hour train services to be slashed

Apr 19, 2017News

The NSW Government plans to cut direct peak hour train services from Penrith while bringing new express trains to the Northern line, according to documents obtained by the ABC. A reduction of ‘West to North’ capacity […] Read More »

It’s time to #RaiseTheWage

Apr 19, 2017News

Since 1990 minimum wage workers have been left behind. Australia is starting to look like America. A recent poll shows that nearly 70 per cent of Australians believe the minimum wage is too low. It’s time for substantial […] Read More »

Sydney May Day March and Family Fun Day 2017

Apr 19, 2017News

This year’s May Day March is just around the corner and we’re planning a big RTBU presence! We hope you’ll join us in standing up for workers’ rights while having fun at the same time. […] Read More »