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Catch up on the latest from NZ

May 8, 2017Uncategorized

Find out all the latest from NZ including International Workers Memorial day ceremonies across the country, the unveiling of the Tangiwai memorial, an update on “insourcing” in Auckland and more! Check out the latest activist […] Read More »

Fair Work Commission rules to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers

Feb 23, 2017Uncategorized

This morning the Fair Work Commission has ruled that the Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in the hospitality, retail and fast food industries. The Australian Council […] Read More »

NEWSFLASH: PN March 2015 Shutdown Dispute Resolved

Jan 30, 2017Uncategorized

The RTBU are pleased to report to members that this dispute has finally been resolved. PN has agreed to settle the matter to avoid a Hearing, and has agreed to provide compensation for affected workers […] Read More »


Jan 30, 2017Uncategorized

Saturday January 21st saw the second annual ETR Reunion held at Lidcombe Bowling Club. The day organised by Gosford Driver Garry Durrant and his wife Margaret was an overwhelming success with close to 200 current […] Read More »

NEWSFLASH: PN NSW Enterprise Agreement

Jan 27, 2017Uncategorized

First Negotiation Meeting Held Earlier this week your RTBU Negotiation Team has met with PN NSW/ VIC to progress negotiations for the new EA. PN announced that as far as they were concerned the EA […] Read More »

Pacific National’s Shutdown Payout

Jan 27, 2017Uncategorized

Workers on Pacific National’s Hunter Valley coal network are having a happy New Year courtesy of the RTBU, following a dispute over a three-day shutdown in March 2015. PN has agreed to settle the matter […] Read More »

Retirement Dinner for Driver

Jan 24, 2017Uncategorized

Retirement Dinner for Driver Christopher Row. For: Driver Christopher Row Date: Saturday 18th February 2017 Where: Gardner’s Inn (GWH Backheath NSW) Time: 4pm (dinner at 6pm) Cost: $35.00 (includes 2 course buffet dinner, presents and […] Read More »

NEWSFLASH: PN Coal – Master Roster Dispute

Jan 20, 2017Uncategorized

As advised to members in our last newsletter, Pacific National have been pushing on with employee redundancies while attempting to force their roster proposal on employees without proper consultation. Recently one of your HBT delegates […] Read More »

ONSR National Rail Safety Report 2015-2016

Jan 12, 2017Uncategorized

ONRSR has published its Rail Safety Report 2015–2016, which covers the 2015 to 2016 financial year reporting period for the jurisdictions it regulates – South Australia, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, the […] Read More »

NEWSFLASH: Recent Assault – RTBU meet with FLACH management and Safework NSW

Jan 9, 2017Uncategorized

On Thursday your Union and HSR met with management and Safework NSW Inspectors to discuss concerns regarding safety and security, and to identify what the company has done to improve safety at the Sandgate office, […] Read More »