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Penalty rate changes to cost $667m: report

May 17, 2017News

A reduction in Sunday penalty rates means workers across country Australia risk losing more than $660 million each year, new modelling shows. The McKell Institute also says the Fair Work Commission’s decision to align weekend […] Read More »

PN drivers win appeal

Feb 16, 2017News

After a long hard fight the seven locomotive drivers represented by the RTBU NSW Locomotive Division have won an appeal against Pacific National (PN) after being made forcibly redundant in July 2015. Read the Newsflash […] 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 »

Freightliner lift up and lay back still in dispute

Dec 15, 2016News

A Fair Work Commission conciliation meeting was held between Freightliner and your union this week but the Lift Up and Lay Back dispute remains unsolved. This is now in the hands of the FWC and […] Read More »

Aurizon stoops to new low

Jul 22, 2016News

After advertising for train crew at Newcastle last September, a number of Quirindi-based Aurizon employees were told they had been successful and had been given one of the advertised jobs. The manager even phoned to congratulate them […] Read More »

Déjà vu – WA coal miners hit with 43% pay cut

In scenes reminiscent of the QLD RTBU/Aurizon issue last year, the Fair Work Commission has agreed to terminate an existing enterprise agreement covering 70 workers at a WA coal mine. The ruling will see workers […] Read More »

Big win in the FWC

Mar 14, 2016News

The Loco Division’s attempt to have a penalty imposed as a result of a disciplinary investigation overturned has been successful, after having taken the matter to the Fair Work Commission in January this year. In […] Read More »

Natural Disaster leave turns out to be a real disaster

Mar 11, 2016News

The Fair Work Commission has ruled in favour of NSW Trains concerning the payment of Special Leave and – in particular – the payment of Natural Disaster leave on book-off days. In the particular case […] Read More »

PN’s move to hire casuals

Oct 13, 2015News

Pacific National has started a process of employing a casual workforce in the Newcastle and Gunnedah Basin region, without any consultation with the union. The company sent a communication out to members in the region […] Read More »

Fair Work Commission decision on Aurizon EBAs

Apr 23, 2015News

The Fair Work Commission this week ruled that a dozen enterprise agreements at Aurizon could be terminated. Below is a statement from RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva in response to the decision.  Read More »

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