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Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into national transport regulatory reform

Jul 22, 2019

The National Office made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into national transport regulatory reform. Our submission argued that national safety regulations should be about applying the best possible outcomes, not just reducing everything […] Read More »

Annual Wage Review 2019-2020

Jul 22, 2019

The National Office has filed a submission raising a concern that apprentice rates of pay in the Rail Industry Award 2010 are lower than the rates of pay for award-free apprentice employees covered by the […] Read More »

Railtrain Update

Jun 19, 2019

RTBU Members may have been made aware that Railtrain PTY LTD will cease as a legal entity and become Railtrain Services PTY LTD (RTS). This has caused concern for some of our Members who have […] Read More »

If governments are introducing automation to save money, they’re doing it all wrong

May 31, 2019

RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva says if governments are introducing automation and new technology to save money, then they’re doing it for the wrong reason. Technology should be used to help workers, improve safety and […] Read More »

RTBU fight to stop labor hire wage theft

RTBU fight to stop labor hire wage theft

Oct 24, 2018

This week, the RTBU commenced legal action in the Federal Court against rail labour hire company, Railtrain Pty Ltd, over the company’s systematic underpayment of Locomotive Driver Assistant employees. The RTBU is pursuing the recovery […] Read More »

RTBU Election Update

Sep 25, 2018

As previously advised, a number of issues have been found with the ballots for the NSW Branch elections. The AEC has advised that counting for a number of elected positions has been put on hold […] Read More »

RTBU – 2018 union elections notice

Jun 11, 2018

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has supplied information regarding the RTBU elections for National and NSW Branch positions for 2018. Click here to download the information.  Nominations. which must be in writing and comply with […] Read More »

PN Intermodal drivers EBA update

Feb 26, 2017

Further meetings have been held with Paci c National management who have now advised us of their four main priority claims. They are Driver Only Operations, Relay Working, Sign On/Sign Off points and Flexible Employment. […] Read More »

PN Service Delivery Transformation = Termination

Nov 3, 2016

Instead of consulting with you and your union, Pacific National consulted with their bean-counters and delivered a decision to terminate over 120 of its permanent workers. PN wants to replace these employees with casuals or with […] Read More »

RTBU Shocked by Death of Brisbane Bus Driver

Oct 29, 2016

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) is offering support to union members and staff affected by today’s death of a bus driver at Moorooka in Queensland. Read more from the RTBU National Office here. Read More »