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Hundreds turn out to farewell retirees

Aug 1, 2012News

A retirement get-together for six retirees – three Drivers and three Guards from Wollongong was held recently at Thirroul Bowling Club. Over 160 friends and family gathered to wish the dedicated RTBU members – who have almost two centuries of […] Read More »

Workplace bullying – the silent epidemic in our workplaces?

Jul 27, 2012Hot Topic

The Federal Government has launched an inquiry into workplace bullying across the country. Does more need to be done to address the issue of bullying in our workplaces? The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, […] Read More »

Long-term members head into retirement

Jul 24, 2012News

Several long time members of the Loco Division have recently retired after many years on the footplate – and events are taking place to help them celebrate. Lithgow Drivers Len Bingham (48years) and Garry Thompson […] Read More »

Workers comp changes – your questions answered

Jul 23, 2012News

The NSW Government’s controversial changes to the workers compensation scheme, despite being widely criticised for putting workers and their families at risk, are now in place. Changes to the scheme include the reduction of weekly […] Read More »

Tell Albanese to Keep Our Railways Safe

Jul 19, 2012News

The RTBU has grave concerns about the National Transport Commission’s ability to deal with rail transport safety effectively, and is calling on Transport Minister Albanese to take real action to address the safety concerns. At […] Read More »

OSCAR trains see the light

Jul 18, 2012News

New windscreens have now been fitted to OSCAR Set H2 following RTBU Loco Divisions efforts to get better quality windscreens fixed in the trains. Members who operate these trains will know that the current windscreen […] Read More »

UK MPs warn against plans to break up the rail

Jul 18, 2012News

Debate is raging in the UK over the conservative government’s plans to breakup track operator. Network Rail, and curb funding, which those opposed say will result in the loss of thousands of jobs, higher fares, […] Read More »

New health and safety laws give HSRs stronger powers

Jul 18, 2012Uncategorized

The new Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations that came into force at the beginning of this year will provide new powers to WH&S reps but also some serious challenges to workers as employers […] Read More »

Bob Nanva addresses ALP conference

Jul 17, 2012News

National Secretary of the RTBU, Bob Nanva, gave a stirring speech at the ALP Conference, focusing in on the National Transport Commission and the fatigue shift limit legislation. Read the transcript of his speech below. […] Read More »

Drug and alcohol conviction a reminder for all workers

Jul 13, 2012News

A rail safety worker has been convicted and fined for refusing to provide a urine sample, in a stark reminder to all workers of their responsibilities when it comes to drug and alcohol testing. The […] Read More »