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Independent review of Inland Rail

Apr 11, 2023

The findings of the Independent Review of Inland Rail has revealed the predicted cost of the project will blow out to $30 billion and could be further delayed by another four years. The Federal Government […] Read More »

Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union Elections 2022

Special notice to RTBU members on the Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union Elections 2022. REVISED DATES FOR RTBU ELECTION BALLOTS AND BALLOT DRAW Please find below the revised dates for the ARTBIU ballots […] Read More »

Solidarity Alert 

Sep 17, 2022

PNQ Intermodal Drivers are out on the grass for 48 hours starting today. In response PN are going to LOCK THEM OUT!!!! If you’re on any Social Media, please head to the RTBU Queensland page and share […] Read More »

SMH news: $1 million for TAHE office space, no money for worker wage rises

Jun 27, 2022

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that the Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) is splashing $1 million a year on plush new offices in the CBD, despite being just blocks away from rent-free space in […] Read More »

Why can’t we build trains in NSW?

Apr 22, 2022

The Victorian Government has signed a $1.85 billion dollar deal with French company Alstom to build 100 trams in Melbourne, featuring 65% of locally manufactured components. It’s good to see a Government committing to manufacturing […] Read More »

Tom Morello’s new song: A jam to join the fight for workers’ rights

Union activist, international rock star, and Harvard graduate Tom Morello has released a new song – Hold the Line – that serves as an anthem urging people to join the fight for workers’ rights and […] Read More »

The Huge Contradiction at the Heart of the 2021-22 Commonwealth Budget

The Huge Contradiction at the Heart of the 2021-22 Commonwealth Budget

May 13, 2021

Dear members, Please see below an email from Jim Stanford, Economist and Director at the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work. Dear Friends; The Commonwealth government has tabled its budget for the 2021-22 financial year. […] Read More »

Hot topic: High speed rail

Feb 23, 2017

As part of a recent opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald, Shadow Minister for infrastructure Anthony Albanese wrote: “We should also expedite progress on the proposed high speed rail link from Brisbane to Melbourne via […] Read More »

Lack of public transport major barrier for young jobseekers: report

Nov 21, 2016

Public ‍trans‍‍port limitations are a major barrier preventing young people from getting and keeping a job, according to a new report by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. The Sydney Morning Herald article covering the new report emphasises that part […] Read More »

Exec bonuses should be linked to staff’s mental wellbeing: Beyond Blue

Oct 25, 2016

Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett called for executive performance bonuses to be linked to the mental wellbeing of their staff, ABC news reported this week. Mr Kennett also called for senior staff to undergo a mental […] Read More »