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It’s time to #RaiseTheWage

Apr 19, 2017News

Since 1990 minimum wage workers have been left behind. Australia is starting to look like America. A recent poll shows that nearly 70 per cent of Australians believe the minimum wage is too low. It’s time for substantial […] Read More »

Sydney May Day March and Family Fun Day 2017

Apr 19, 2017News

This year’s May Day March is just around the corner and we’re planning a big RTBU presence! We hope you’ll join us in standing up for workers’ rights while having fun at the same time. […] Read More »

Sydney man to face court for train assault

Apr 18, 2017News

A man who punched two Sydney Trains employees in a violent early morning attack will face court on a number of assault charges. Read more. Read More »

NSW Govt spends $45,000 on workout session for Sydney commuters

Apr 18, 2017News

TV fitness gurus Steve “Commando” Willis and Michelle Bridges were paid a big fat $12,000 from taxpayer funds to run a 60-minute outdoor workout session designed by the state government to try to persuade Sydney […] Read More »

Sydney Trains missing strength ratings for 200 rail bridges

Apr 17, 2017News

The system Sydney Trains uses to monitor the strength of the state’s rail bridges was missing information for more than 200 structures, according to news reports in the Sydney Morning Herald.  Here at the Loco […] Read More »

Railtrain Enterprise Agreement negotiations

Apr 13, 2017News

Railtrain management yesterday advised its employees that it intends to put an enterprise agreement out to a vote in May to replace the current Railtrain 2013 agreement, even though it does not expire until September […] Read More »

Newcastle to Sydney train service getting worse: auditor

Apr 12, 2017News

The infamously slow and unreliable two-and-a-half hour train ride from Newcastle to Sydney has been getting worse since 2011, and transport authorities don’t know how to fix it, according to the Auditor-General. Read more in the Newcastle Herald. Read More »

Sydney trains at risk of running late without big investment: auditor

Apr 12, 2017News

Sydney’s trains will increasingly struggle to run on time unless “sustained and substantial investment” is made in the existing heavy rail network, the state’s Auditor-General has found. Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald. Read More »

Rail system being broken up to be sold off, says Trish Doyle MP

Apr 11, 2017News

We’re seeing the start of the rail system being broken up so it can be privatised, Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle told Parliament. “Just as we saw with Sydney Ferries, the unprofitable assets are hived […] Read More »

Hundreds of children nearly fall to their death at train stations across Sydney

Apr 11, 2017News

Hundreds of children have come within a whisker of death after plunging through the gap between trains and platforms at Sydney’s stations, the Daily Telegraph reports. RTBU NSW Secretary Alex Claassens said: “Station staff and train […] Read More »