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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 »


In the afternoon of Tuesday 18 February 2020, the RTBU National Office was advised that Pacific National has rescinded the original CAT A SPAD notice (issued on 5 February 2020). This decision is a direct […] Read More »

Public transport growth surges past NSW government predictions

Feb 19, 2020

Reports today that show that growth of NSW’s public transport network is “hurtling past long-term government predictions” is yet another clear sign the NSW Government needs to be investing more into the heavy rail network. […] Read More »

NIF Update

Feb 17, 2020

The RTBU attended Fair Work Commission today in an attempt to resolve NIF related issues regarding consultation and NSW Trains attempt to change classifications and wages for NIF crew without consultation. The ongoing matter of […] Read More »

Love Your Bus Route this Valentine’s Day!

Feb 14, 2020

It’s Valentine’s Day – and this year no-one needs your love more than your local bus route. Today we’re spreading the bus love to protect our routes from privatisation. The NSW Government is selling off […] Read More »

RMTU NZ Activist Newsletter – latest issue

Feb 12, 2020

Our international partners, the Rail & Maritime Transport Union in New Zealand, have released their latest member newsletter. We encourage members to read it and see how our international union mates are doing. Together we […] Read More »

Sydney Metro: tunnels flooded and unreliable

Feb 12, 2020

The recent wave of bad weather in Sydney has left the Metro in turmoil. Photos of the tunnel between North Ryde and Chatswood reveal that flood water is currently sitting at the height of the […] Read More »