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The Guardian: Rail worker killed by train was fatigued and on zero-hours contract

Jul 15, 2019

According to an article in the Guardian, a rail worker in London was killed by a passenger train after having a zero hours contract, being extremely fatigued and having a fellow worker supposed to look […] Read More »

Train accident victim urges NSW Trains to honour the train guard promise

Jul 11, 2019

In 2002, Martin Stewart was in a terrible accident and near death after he fell between the gap on the platform and was dragged under a train for 200 metres. On top of already being […] Read More »

Safe at work survey

Jul 9, 2019

Every worker deserves to go to a work environment where they’re safe and protected. However, four people are killed weekly and thousands injured at workplaces all over Australia. Surprisingly, all of these accidents can be […] Read More »

Locomotive Division: Tax Deductions

Locomotive Division: Tax Deductions

Jul 5, 2019

In accordance with past practice, Union dues are tax deductible. The RTBU Locomotive Division dues for the financial year commencing the 1st July 2018 to the 30th June 2019 are as follows: **Full-Time/Part-Time: $703.30 **Casual: […] Read More »

US senators introduce two-person train crew bill

US senators introduce two-person train crew bill

Jul 5, 2019

Two US Senators have just introduced a bill that would mandate a minimum of two-person crews on all freight trains operating in the country. The legislation is in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s decision […] Read More »

Around the Tracks: Hunter and Gunnedah Basin depot visits

Around the Tracks: Hunter and Gunnedah Basin depot visits

Jul 5, 2019

 The RTBU will be visiting several depots, conducting site visits and meetings next week.  All RTBU members are invited to attend, regardless of who you are employed by. Hope to see you there, and please […] Read More »

Google reveals the busiest transit lines around the world

Jul 4, 2019

Google Maps is developing a new app called ‘transit crowdedness predictions’ which will allow you to plan for overcrowding on your journey in over 200 cities around the world. By analysing peak hour data in […] Read More »

Here’s why people are choosing trains over planes

Jul 3, 2019

Recent statistics point to a move away from flying with travellers preferring the rail system, particularly in Europe. Online booking service Klook has revealed that this last decade from 2011 to 2020 has seen a […] Read More »

Billions lost due penalty rate cuts

Jul 2, 2019

A study from the McKell Institute earlier this year found that penalty rate cuts will leave workers with an almost $3 billion loss in the next three years under this coalition government. Unlike the government’s […] Read More »

Fair Work Commission rejects Linfox bid to suspend Aurizon industrial action

Jul 2, 2019

As members may be aware, The RTBU Queensland branch has been fighting hard against Aurizon to get the working conditions members deserve. Recently, major road transportation company Linfox attempted to stop the RTBU QLD industrial action at Aurizon, a […] Read More »

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