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Landmark free speech case holds that employees can be sacked over political social media posts

Aug 7, 2019

A new ruling from the high court has meant that public servants can be held accountable and fired for social media posts which don’t reflect well on their employer.  Michaela Banerji was fired from her […] Read More »

Here’s why the ‘job snobs’ story is simply untrue

Aug 7, 2019

Recently, research from the Department of Education has revealed that employers are having a difficult time recruiting new staff with the right skills and experience for the job. The research claims that jobseekers are snubbing […] Read More »

Australia continues to delay on high-speed rail

Aug 7, 2019

Australia has a history of high-speed rail fails. Every election the government promises major rail links between capital cities but afterwards this all turns out to be nothing but talk. Australia is the only continent […] Read More »

QUBE EA Negotiations Update

Aug 1, 2019

Members are advised that the RTBU Locomotive Division wrote to QUBE again today, as since the tour there has been no movement in relation to the proposed QUBE Agreement. It was the understanding of Your […] Read More »

Australian Ghan railway celebrates 90 years of operation

Aug 1, 2019

The historic Ghan railway in Australia will be celebrating 90 years on Sunday. There will be a special service for the anniversary taking over 200 passengers from Adelaide to Darwin over 3 days. The rail […] Read More »

Gosford retirement drinks

Jul 30, 2019

Hi members, You’re all invited to Ourimbah RSL on Saturday the 10th of August at midday to celebrate some of the drivers, guards and station staff who have retired recently. Please see below for the […] Read More »

New survey reveals longer commute times Australia-wide

Jul 30, 2019

A new survey from Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) has revealed that commuters are suffering across Australia with commuting times soaring. Sydneysiders are the worst off with the average return commute taking […] Read More »

Adelaide’s trains and trams: NOT FOR SALE

Jul 30, 2019

The South Australian government has backflipped on their agenda by announcing the privatisation of the Adelaide Metro train and tram service and the people are furious. The South Australian people have a right to be […] Read More »

Sydney Metro: the disaster continues

Jul 30, 2019

Commuters yesterday were left stranded as an incompetent Sydney Metro stopped all metro trains between Chatswood and Tallawong due to a communications issue. Replacement buses were put in place with dozens of frustrated commuters waiting […] Read More »

NIF update: delayed and risking commuter safety

Jul 29, 2019

It has been revealed that the $2 billion New InterCity Fleet is running behind schedule, with passenger services potentially being delayed to mid next year. An increased order from the Berejiklian government by 42 carriages […] Read More »