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People do not vote for politicians who gloat about abolishing their jobs

Aug 18, 2017News

There has been an overwhelming reaction to Transport Minister Constance’s gloating that we won’t need public transport workers in the future. Here’s RTBU National Secretary’s response to the article in the Sydney Morning Herald: He […] Read More »

ALP left seeks to lift taxes, boost the ‘right to strike’

Jul 22, 2017News

NSW Labor’s left will push a radical­ economic agenda at next week’s party conference, including increased taxes on high-­income earners, an inheritance tax, a guaranteed “basic income” for people who do not work and the […] Read More »

Railtrain Newsflash Issue No.2: Enterprise Agreement Update

Apr 28, 2017News

On Friday 28 April 2017, the RTBU met with Railtrain for the second time to negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement. The RTBU presented Railtrain with the changes to the draft EA. Included in the claims […] Read More »

71 people faced with uncertainty as Newcastle train call centre closes

Mar 18, 2017News

— Media Release — The Rail Tram and Bus Union of NSW is condemning the decision of the NSW Liberal Government for the closure of Newcastle based NSW Trains call centre where 71 people are […] Read More »

Loco Division union fees 2015/16

Jun 30, 2016News

RTBU membership dues for Loco Division members for the financial year 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016 are as follows: Full-time/Part-time: $651.30 based on 26 fortnights Casual: $383.50 based on 26 fortnights  Member who […] Read More »

Loco Division throws support behind light rail drivers

Jun 22, 2016News

The Loco Division is supporting our comrades in the Tram and Bus Division who have recently been forced to take protected industrial action as part of enterprise agreement negotiations. Here’s the latest: The safety of […] Read More »

Dispute over Sydney Trains rostering

May 13, 2016News

A Notice of Dispute has been lodged with Sydney Trains following recent attempts by Sydney Trains to change period rosters outside of the allowable timeframes. The matter was raised originally from the Campbelltown Depot when […] Read More »

Fee increase

Jun 5, 2015News

Over the last few years your union has been able to achieve an average wage increases of 3 per cent for the majority of members. This has been a good outcome in a very difficult environment and we will always work hard on your behalf to achieve better pay and better conditions. Read More »

RTBU out in force for May Day Parade

May 5, 2015News

More than 5,000 people came together in solidarity to celebrate International Workers Day on Sunday. 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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