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All the latest from our comrades in NZ

Aug 10, 2017News

Check out the August issue of RTMU’s The Activist to keep up with all the latest news from our Kiwi colleagues! It’s a bumper edition with updates on everything from South Island Port Bargaining to […] Read More »

War on wages: Australians are working harder and going backwards

Aug 6, 2017News

When Sahar Khalili started work as a casual pharmacist eight years ago, she was paid $35 an hour. Over the years that has fallen to as low as $30 while her rent has more than […] Read More »

Merv Flanagan Appeal

Aug 6, 2017News

Mervyn Flanagan was murdered by a strikebreaker in Camperdown during the Great Strike of 1917. Read more and learn how you can contribute to the campaign for a proper headstone and memorial for this labour […] Read More »

1917 Great Strike CDs available at cost price!

Aug 6, 2017News

Celebrate the stories and songs from one of Australia’s greatest class stuggles with a copy of the 1917 Great Strike Centenary CD! We’ve purchased 50 Great Strike CDs which we’re offering to members at cost […] Read More »

NSW Labor Conference backs push for locally-built trains

Aug 2, 2017News

Go Trish Doyle!! As Blue Mountains MP, she has been a tireless advocate for building new trains in NSW. Now she’s had a big win securing the support of delegates to the NSW Labor Conference. […] Read More »

5 August: The Great Strike Community Day

Aug 2, 2017News

When NSW railway and tramway workers from Eveleigh Railway Workshops and Randwick Tramsheds walked off the job on 2 August 1917, they triggered a strike that became one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts. On August […] Read More »

NSW Railways History, the month of July

Jul 28, 2017News

July 1850 The first company to start rail transport in New South Wales was the Sydney Railway Company which was incorporated on 10 October 1849 with the aim of building a railway from Sydney to […] Read More »

Reserve Bank governor warns about “insidious” slow wage growth

Jul 28, 2017News

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has warned that “insidious” slow wage growth is now a challenge for the central bank and means Australia will struggle to meet the bank’s inflation target. “Wealth inequality has become more […] Read More »

NIF consultation recommences

Jul 27, 2017News

The RTBU recently met with NSW Trains and the NIF Train project group to discuss the next consultative phase of this project. From August and for approximately six months, RTBU delegates will discuss the varied […] Read More »

NSW Trains: Rostering dispute lodged

Jul 27, 2017News

Regional members are advised that a Step 2 Dispute has been lodged with NSW Trains in regards to the implementation of the Opcrew rostering system across regional depots. This implementation has resulted in the period […] Read More »