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Railtrain: The results are in!

Jul 9, 2017Uncategorized

It only took two whole weeks and an application in the Fair Work Commission filed by the RTBU to get Failtrain management to capitulate and provide a breakdown of the results. CONGRATULATIONS Almost 90% of […] Read More »

Unions challenge penalty rates decision in Federal Court

Jul 6, 2017News

The first round of cuts to Sunday penalty rates came into effect on July 1. While Labor is promising to overturn the Fair Work Commission’s decision if it wins the next election, the union movement […] Read More »

Cabinet leaks show massive increase in cost of powering Sydney Trains

Jul 6, 2017News

Leaked NSW Government documents have revealed an 82 per cent increase in the cost of electricity to keep Sydney Trains running. The leaks show that in March, the Government was warned that power costs would rise to $65 […] Read More »

“Seven months of misery” when Epping to Chatswood line closes

Jul 6, 2017News

Commuters in Sydney can look forward to “seven months of misery” next year when the Epping to Chatswood line closes, reports. Replacement buses will double some passengers’ daily commute, they’ll add to the congestion on already congested roads, […] Read More »

Safety of Newcastle commuters in jeopardy if guards removed

Jul 6, 2017Uncategorized

The safety of Newcastle commuters is in jeopardy with the Government considering a proposal to remove guards from the new Intercity Train Fleet, reports member for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp. Read more. Read More »

More than Westconnex: F6 Extension to cost $18 billion

Jul 5, 2017News

The planned toll road linking Sydney and Wollongong has been costed at an extraordinary $18 billion – almost $12 billion more than the rail alternative that would cut the journey to about one hour. Read […] Read More »

PN responds to our four priority clauses

Jul 5, 2017News

Your EA delegates met with Pacific National officials again last week and discussed our four priority clauses: consultation and change, dispute resolution, contract of employment (casuals and labour hire) and redundancy. Read the NewsFlash here. Read More »

Casual staff win right to ask for permanent work but employers can refuse the request

Jul 5, 2017News

Casual workers have won the right to demand a permanent full-time or part-time job after 12 months under a new Fair Work Commission ruling. But employers will still have the right to refuse the request if […] Read More »

RTBU lodges formal dispute against Aurizon Coal over rosters

Jun 30, 2017News

After several complaints regarding rostering practices by Aurizon Coal when sending crew to barracks on behalf of members, the RTBU has lodged a formal dispute with the Fair Work Commission. Download the News Flash here. Read More »

Take back the power and change the rules

Jun 30, 2017News

***From Australian Unions*** Tania works at Spotlight in Wollongong. She is the grandmother of eight, and has been on the minimum award wage for most of her working life. She rations petrol and misses the […] Read More »