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PN intermodal drivers around the country show solidarity

Aug 21, 2017News

PN intermodal drivers around the country are showing solidarity as PN intermodal EA negotiations continue. Check out photos from Alice Springs, Kalgoolie, Pt Augusta and Pt Kembla. Read More »

Success! The Opcrew rostering dispute has been resolved

Aug 21, 2017News

Members will recall the previous Loco Express article advising of the Step 2 Dispute in relation to the implementation of the Opcrew rostering system across regional depots. The Loco Division is pleased to advise that […] Read More »

People do not vote for politicians who gloat about abolishing their jobs

Aug 18, 2017News

There has been an overwhelming reaction to Transport Minister Constance’s gloating that we won’t need public transport workers in the future. Here’s RTBU National Secretary’s response to the article in the Sydney Morning Herald: He […] Read More »

Constance: ‘No more drivers; no more union’

Aug 17, 2017News

  In addition to a media release today, the RTBU Locomotive Division would like to address the recent comments made by the NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance, in relation to the future of the public […] Read More »

Minister reveals true motive behind transport decisions. Hint: it’s not the needs of the public

Aug 17, 2017News

MEDIA RELEASE, 17 August 2017: The NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance, has revealed he is more interested in attacking workers than he is in fixing the state’s ailing public transport systems and improving commuter safety – […] Read More »

‘We won’t need train and bus drivers’: Transport Minister

Aug 17, 2017News

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance says he sees a day in the future when the private sector will deliver public transport services instead of government. Read the article in the Sydney Morning Herald here and […] Read More »

Aurizon intermodal announcement

Aug 16, 2017News

Aurizon’s announcement that it will close its non-Queensland Interstate Intermodal operations has come as a shock. At no point has Aurizon indicated to the RTBU that this decision was in the winds. While we have […] Read More »

Why workers are losing their share of Australia’s national income

Aug 15, 2017News

If you want to tackle inequality, the first thing you should do is join a union – a report puts the premium on wages for private sector union workers at 20%. Read more via The Guardian Read More »

Shutdown – Loco Member Meetings Newcastle

Aug 15, 2017News

Wednesday 16th August Freightliner An organizer will be attending Freightliner’s scheduled safety meeting during lunch to catch up with members. Thursday 17th August – Carrington Bowling Club Pacific National – 11am Agenda – PN EA […] Read More »

Barnaby must shoulder blame for closure of Aurizon Intermodal

Aug 15, 2017News

  The shock announcement that Aurizon will sell its Queensland intermodal business, and close its intermodal freight business outside Queensland, is in large part due to the failure of the Federal Government to invest in […] Read More »