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Government moves to reduce Long Service Leave for public sector workers

Jun 21, 2019

Buried deep within this year’s state budget papers was a casual remark about future savings to the budget by reducing long service leave (LSL) entitlements for public sector workers. while this was troubling, no one […] Read More »

NSW Budget 2019

Jun 20, 2019

The NSW Liberal-National Budget fails to address the state’s most pressing economic challenge, the crisis in wages growth. The budget has announced further job cuts to the NSW Public Sector and continues to stifle wages […] Read More »

Ongoing disputes with Aurizon

Jun 17, 2019

Aurizon are continuing to treat your agreement with contempt. After taking industrial action last year to achieve annual leave rights and workplace surveillance protections, members expected that Aurizon would honour its bargain. However, a mere […] Read More »

Momentum Superannuation Payments Newsflash

Jun 11, 2019

On the 20th of April 2017, a Locomotive Division member found that the compulsory Superannuation payments for ordinary hours worked had not been paid on Public Holidays and wrote to Momentum (the Company) requesting a […] Read More »

Aurizon Coal EA Update

Jun 11, 2019

As you know, the RTBU Locomotive Division, on behalf of members lodged an application with Fair Work Commission for assistance to resolve the following ongoing disputes: Application of Annual leave; The denials of delegates rights […] Read More »

If governments are introducing automation to save money, they’re doing it all wrong

May 31, 2019

RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva says if governments are introducing automation and new technology to save money, then they’re doing it for the wrong reason. Technology should be used to help workers, improve safety and […] Read More »

Tax time: keep an eye on your claims

May 31, 2019

The government has provided more funding to the ATO to scrutinise taxpayer claims regarding work-related expenses and property. An article on news.com.au quotes Mr Chapman, H&R Block director of tax communications, as saying if you “can’t substantiate […] Read More »

Metro plagued with problems yet again

May 31, 2019

The new Sydney Metro system has been plagued with problems again today. The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that passengers arriving at Chatswood station about 7.45am during Friday morning peak found themselves stuck on a […] Read More »

Minimum wage up, but still short of ‘living wage’.

May 31, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3% increase in the minimum wage – a move which the ACTU says is a step in the right direction, but falls short of delivering the “living wage” […] Read More »

Sydney Metro: latest mishaps

May 30, 2019

In the first week of the new Metro, we have already seen countless Sydney Metro mishaps from network delays to overcrowding. The Loco Division has long held concerns about the safety – or lack thereof […] Read More »