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Loco division supports Aurizon members

Sep 6, 2017News

The Locomotive Division is supporting Aurizon members who have been made redundant due to the company selling part of its business. Whilst the RTBULD wish the circumstances did not exist, the reality is they do […] Read More »

Aurizon Interstate Intermodal bargaining

Sep 3, 2017News

We understand that negotiating at this time may seem trivial given the shut down, however should Aurizon’s plans change then it is important that members are ‘in bargaining’, so the Union can best protect your […] Read More »

Update – Aurizon Intermodal Closure

Aug 25, 2017News

At meetings held across the state regarding the closure of Aurizon’s Intermodal Operations, Aurizon have stated that they will close the gates on the 31st December 2017 leaving over 250 employees nationally without a job. […] Read More »

Aurizon intermodal announcement

Aug 16, 2017News

Aurizon’s announcement that it will close its non-Queensland Interstate Intermodal operations has come as a shock. At no point has Aurizon indicated to the RTBU that this decision was in the winds. While we have […] Read More »

Shutdown – Loco Member Meetings Newcastle

Aug 15, 2017News

Wednesday 16th August Freightliner An organizer will be attending Freightliner’s scheduled safety meeting during lunch to catch up with members. Thursday 17th August – Carrington Bowling Club Pacific National – 11am Agenda – PN EA […] Read More »

Barnaby must shoulder blame for closure of Aurizon Intermodal

Aug 15, 2017News

  The shock announcement that Aurizon will sell its Queensland intermodal business, and close its intermodal freight business outside Queensland, is in large part due to the failure of the Federal Government to invest in […] Read More »

Learning from our near-death experience with Aurizon

Jun 28, 2017News

***Below is the speech given by RTBU National Organiser Leanne Holmes on behalf of RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva at one of the delegates’ workshops this week.*** Good afternoon everyone. When the rail freight giant […] Read More »

Big job loss fears hang over final decision on sale of Aurizon

May 22, 2017News

Aurizon’s intermodal business could be broken up and sold, rather than offloaded, and this could trigger the loss of hundreds of jobs, according to The Australian. It’s reported that UBS is continuing to consider options […] Read More »

Aurizon returns to profit

Feb 14, 2017News

Aurizon has returned to profit, reporting a first half net profit of $54 million. New Aurizon boss Andrew Harding talked up the future of the company and predicted an increase in coal production in the near future, […] Read More »

Sharp increase in EA terminations

Feb 7, 2017News

Many of you will remember the 2015 RTBU case against Aurizon’s attempt to terminate the QLD Enterprise Agreement.  Ultimately, the Fair Work Commission ruled in Aurizon’s favour, allowing the company to terminate a series of hard-fought […] Read More »

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