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Government backtracks on My Health Record after union pressure

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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National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers Tomorrow

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.

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Results of elections for RTBU National Offices

The Australian Electoral Commission has completed counting and declared the results of contested and uncontested national office holder positions.

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Tudge plan is predicable but pathetic

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.

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Urgent Notice re NSW Branch Elections

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.

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RTBU concerns over My Health Record system

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.

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Meet Michele O'Neil

New ACTU President Michele O'Neil has spent 28 years fighting to change the rules for textile, clothing and footwear workers. Now she's taking that fight to a bigger stage.

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ACTU Congress 2018 Wrap

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.

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Enough is Enough!

RTBU National Secretary and ACTU Vice President Bob Nanva spoke at the end of the ACTU Congress 2018, urging unionists to support the ACTU agenda for industrial relations reform.  You can rad the transcript and watch the video here.


 

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Aurizon network controllers take strike action

Workers in Aurizon’s Rockhampton Control room commenced an indefinite period of work bans and rolling stoppages at midnight last night.  The action will see coal trains grinding to a halt in Central Queensland.

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