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PN Service Delivery Transformation = Termination

Nov 3, 2016

Instead of consulting with you and your union, Pacific National consulted with their bean-counters and delivered a decision to terminate over 120 of its permanent workers. PN wants to replace these employees with casuals or with […] Read More »

RTBU Shocked by Death of Brisbane Bus Driver

Oct 29, 2016

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) is offering support to union members and staff affected by today’s death of a bus driver at Moorooka in Queensland. Read more from the RTBU National Office here. Read More »

Thought the Coalition managed the economy best? Think again

Jun 14, 2016

New research shows that the Abbott/Turnbull governments may not be the great economic managers they claim to be. Research by the Australia Institute, which looks at a broad range of economic measures, actually shows the […] 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 »

Aurizon threatens job loss

Oct 16, 2015

Aurizon is threatening to cut around 800 jobs over the next three years as it seeks to slash over $350 million over the next three years. The 800 jobs would be on top of the […] Read More »

John Holland intrastate discussions

John Holland intrastate discussions

The Loco Division has been in talks with John Holland recently about the company’s Intrastate Operations. Read More »

Transport NOW – July edition

Transport NOW – July edition

Jul 14, 2015

The latest edition of the RTBU’s national policy newsletter, Transport NOW, is out now. Read More »

Banning thugs on our public transport a good idea

Banning thugs on our public transport a good idea

Jul 13, 2015

Shadow Transport Minister Ryan Park is advocating for legislation which would ban thugs who commit serious offences on our transport networks from using these services. Read More »

Asciano looks set to be bought out

Asciano looks set to be bought out

Jul 2, 2015

Ascaino looks set to be taken over by the Brookfield Infrastructure Group, with the global asset manager looking to aquire 100% of the shares in the rail company. Read More »

High Court rules in favour of QLD rail workers

High Court rules in favour of QLD rail workers

Apr 9, 2015

Rail workers in Queensland have had a big win recently, with the High Court upholding a challenge to a decision by the former Newman Government that shifted employees into the state’s IR system. Read More »