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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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Would you leave Homer Simpson in charge of driverless vehicles?

The announcement of a $10 million fund for driverless vehicles is a disaster waiting to happen under incompetent NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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More Australian-built trains will be better for public transport safety and reliability

Federal Labor’s commitment to renewing the Australian rail manufacturing industry is not only good for jobs, it’s also good for the safety and reliability of public transport and rail freight, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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WIMDOI 2017

WIMDOI (Women In Male Dominated Organisations and Industries) is a three-day conference run by Union Women for Union Women and this year was held from the 21st to the 23rd November at the QCU Building in Brisbane.

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All on this bus together: new campaign launched in Tassie

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) and Metro Tasmania have joined forces in an Australian-first public awareness campaign to promote respect and understanding on Tasmania’s bus network.

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