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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 »

Dispute over time credits at Lithgow and Mt Victoria depots

Aug 10, 2017News

Members are advised that a Step 2 dispute exists over the allocation of time credit sheets in two depots. The first matter arose out of Lithgow following the issuing of altered working for their Bathurst […] Read More »

Medical Mayhem at NSW Trains

Aug 10, 2017News

NSW Trains are currently experiencing a shortage of drivers which we believe has only been exacerbated by a failure of those responsible to provide due notification for drivers about Category 1 medical examinations. At the Sydney […] Read More »

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 »