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Around the Tracks Tour

Mar 6, 2020

 Brian Head will be out and about at the following locations.  Please come along and have a chat with Brian about any issues in your workplace and hear about the union’s plans for the future.  […] Read More »

Blacktown Train Crew send flowers for driver’s funeral

Mar 5, 2020

In a sign of the true strength of the railway family, the Blacktown Train Crew have sent flowers to the funeral of XPT driver John Kennedy, who tragically died in the recent derailment near Wallan. […] Read More »

Luxembourg becomes first country to provide free nationwide public transport

Mar 5, 2020

Is this the way of the future?  Luxembourg has become the first country in the world to provide free public transport, abolishing fares for trams, trains and buses entirely at the end of February.  The […] Read More »

The Activist – RMTU newsletter out now

Mar 5, 2020

The latest edition of The Activist – the Rail & Maritime Transport Union newsletter from our comrades in New Zealand – is out now. Click here to read the latest. Read More »

NSW Trains Fatigue Risk Management Plan

Feb 28, 2020

The RTBU met with NSW Trains last week to hear further details surrounding the implementation of the Fatigue Risk Management Plan. This has arisen from an ONSR audit of NSW Trains fatigue management processes from […] Read More »

Wolli Creek Incident

Feb 28, 2020

Members may have seen the news story on channel 7 regarding the toddler who fell between the train and the platform at Wolli creek station on Monday 24 Feb. The incident was recorded as it […] Read More »


Feb 27, 2020

The following notice has been issued by the RTBU National Office to all members: The RTBU believes that services should not be resumed on the ARTC line at Wallan until workers are satisfied that their […] Read More »

Funeral Notice: John Kennedy

Feb 26, 2020

NSW TrainLink, Regional Train Driver (Junee) For those Members who would like to attend and pay their respects to driver John Kennedy, tragically killed during the course of his duties, please see the funeral details […] Read More »

Statement from RTBU Secretary, Mark Diamond

Statement from RTBU Secretary, Mark Diamond

Feb 21, 2020

Last night’s fatal train derailment at Wallan in Victoria has shocked rail workers across the country. We are deeply saddened by the loss of two of our comrades. The two people who died were a […] Read More »

Bowman’s Rail – RTBU win

Feb 21, 2020

We are pleased to announce that after many months of discussion and legal action against Bowman’s Rail in Broken Hill, the Fair Work Commission has found in the RTBU’s favour and obtained some thousands in […] Read More »