Changes to the My Health Record legislation to prevent employers from gaining access to an employee's confidential health information is an important step forward in building public trust in the integrity of the system, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).
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Australians are being asked to mark tomorrow’s National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers by making sure they say ‘thank you’ as they go about their daily commute.Read More >
The Federal Government’s proposal to force migrants to settle in regional areas is a predictable but pathetic attempt to blame foreigners for the failure of successive governments to address Australia’s infrastructure and jobs challenges, RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva said today.Read More >
In the past few days you should have received your ballot papers for the RTBU elections from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). Unfortunately, a number of technical errors have occurred with the ballot papers and with the mail-out. The AEC is currently developing a strategy to ensure all Members are given the correct ballot papers as quickly as possible.Read More >
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of public debate regarding the Federal Government's new online system for recording personal medical histories, called My Health Records. This system will allow individual users to authorise various health professionals to access and share their medical records.Read More >
Once every three years the Australian trade union movement gets together for the ACTU Congress. The Congress is effectively the Workers' Parliament - the peak decision-making body for the union movement, and a chance to map out a national agenda for working people.Read More >