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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 »

Rail safety week kicks off!

Aug 14, 2017Uncategorized

Today marks the start of the annual Rail Safety Week, with programs underway all around Australia and New Zealand. An initiative of harm prevention charity the TrackSAFE Foundation, Rail Safety Week runs this year from August […] Read More »

Media Release: Aurizon jobs at risk in sell-off

Aug 14, 2017Uncategorized

Media Release, 14 August 2017 Aurizon jobs at risk in sell-off The Rail, Tram and Bus Union is seeking urgent discussions with Aurizon following news today that the jobs of around 50 workers in their […] Read More »

CEOs: if people aren’t spending, maybe you need to pay them more

Aug 14, 2017News

Low wages growth, low levels of industrial disputes, business conditions that are as good as they have been for nearly a decade. And yet the continued response from businesses are for more changes that will […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Aug 11, 2017Uncategorized

Since we first heard about the NSW Government’s plan to purchase cheap off-the-shelf trains for the Blue Mountains line we’ve known it was a bad idea. This week the full extent of the changes needed […] Read More »

NEWSFLASH: Pacific National Members – It’s Time to Prepare for Action

Aug 10, 2017News

After overwhelming endorsement by members around the state, a protected action ballot application has just been filed for all Pacific National Bulk, Coal and NSW Vic members. This protected action ballot is your chance to […] Read More »

Protecting our rights to fair and equitable treatment

Aug 10, 2017News

Union representatives and delegates met with management on the 8th August to put forward our plan to secure members’ jobs. We said that where there are changes or restructures, members need every opportunity to retain […] Read More »