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May Day 2020: Celebrating Jack Mundey

May 1, 2020

On May Day this year, we’re celebrating Jack Mundey, the BLF, the FEDFA and all the unionists and community activists who fought to save Australia’s heritage and historic built environment during the green bans of […] Read More »


May  Day  is  usually  celebrated  on  May  1st.  It’s  a  day  when  workers  come  together  to celebrate solidarity and to commemorate those that have gone before them and fought hard against the bosses for fairness […] Read More »

Rail transport operators exempted from having to do a period health assessment in certain circumstances

May 1, 2020

In other Industry news Rail transport operators have been exempted by the Transport Minister from having to do a period health assessment as required by the Rail Safety National Law (NSW);  where the rail transport operator (employer) has: (a)    Identified […] Read More »

Overcrowded trains a health concern now more than ever

May 1, 2020

A recent NSW Auditor General’s report has revealed that the overcrowding on Sydney’s trains is even more concerning now as COVID-19 restrictions are eased and people return to their daily commutes. There may be up […] Read More »

May Day 2020

Apr 30, 2020

Click here to download a copy of the poster. Read More »

Intermodal driver update

PN, after being forced to backdown on their anti-worker agenda of pushing a vote  through, have come to the table and are negotiating with the RTBU (as per Member demand) around possible flexibility triggers during […] Read More »

Training and COVID 19

Members will be aware of the requirements of social distancing in the current environment and the two person per cab rule in place at this time. The impact of these requirements has meant that in-cab […] Read More »

Return to Travelodge

Apr 29, 2020

Following the Government’s decision to quarantine people returning from overseas in order to prevent the spread of COVID 19, the Travelodge was requisitioned for that purpose which meant that Regional crew were required to find […] Read More »

PN Coal say no to counter flexibility offer

As we reported on Friday, Pacific National (PN) Coal took the weekend to consider your delegates counter proposals regarding potential flexibilities in case of a COVID-19 related emergency at a PN depot. Delegates and Officials […] Read More »

QUBE Enterprise Agreement Update

Apr 28, 2020

Late last week, QUBE finally responded to our letter which addresses concerns that QUBE was not bargaining in good faith. Within this letter, QUBE stated that they still wished to continue with negotiations, however QUBE […] Read More »