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Opal fare hikes to hurt commuters, says Labor

Mar 17, 2017News

Labor transport spokeswoman Jodi McKay has called for the NSW Government to come clean on its plans to increase Opal fares. Ms McKay told the media that looming price increases could hurt commuters, and said daily return […] Read More »

Bathurst bullet fast but not big enough?

Mar 17, 2017News

Is the Bathurst Bullet not big enough? Lithgow City Council will vote on whether to support a motion to ask for another two carriages to be attached. What do you think? Let us know. Read More »

Sally McManus becomes the first female ACTU secretary

Mar 16, 2017News

Read the Sydney Morning Herald‘s profile of Sally McManus, the first female ACTU secretary here. See also “ACTU boss Sally McManus has no problem with workers breaking ‘unjust laws‘” (ABC news) Read More »

Byron Bay to get world’s first solar train?

Mar 14, 2017News

A solar powered train, thought to be the first in the world, is set to run in Byron Bay as part of a revitalised vision to get the Northern Rivers rail trail on track. Read […] Read More »

Cancel overseas train contract, says Trish Doyle MP

Mar 13, 2017News

Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle is a great supporter of rail and a strong advocate for passenger safety. Now she’s calling for the international contract for South Korean consortium Hyundai Rotem to design, manufacture and test the […] Read More »

Upcoming ballot at Central ETR: make sure you vote!

Mar 13, 2017News

The Central ETR Sub Division is currently holding an election for the position of Depot Organiser. After the decentralisation of Central (WP3), transfers created vacant positions and nominations were called for Depot Organiser, Convenor and […] Read More »

Recent assaults leave Victorian rail workers fearful

Mar 13, 2017News

Recent assaults on V/LINE conductors have left rail workers in Victoria fearing for their safety and sparked a call from the RTBU for self-defence, first aid and conflict resolution training and a state-funded safety campaign. […] Read More »

RMTU Activist newsletter out now!

Mar 11, 2017News

The latest edition of the RMTU NZ Activist newsletter for delegates is out! Read it here. Read More »

The latest from NZ

Mar 8, 2017News

The latest edition of the RMT Union’s magazine is available for download here. Read it online for all the latest from our colleagues in New Zealand. Read More »

Australian principles under attack with decision to cut wages

Mar 7, 2017News

The ABC’s business editor Ian Verrender writes that the recent FWC recommendation to cut penalty rates for some of Australia’s lowest paid workers shows that our strong industrial relations system, decent minimum wage and social security network […] Read More »