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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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RTBU National Council 2017: Union and Proud

This year’s RTBU National Council saw 80 elected Delegates meet for 2 ½ days to discuss the big issues facing rail, tram and bus workers across Australia.

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When workers are ripped off, everyone pays the cost

New research released today shows that aggressive employers are burning a $100 billion hole in the retirement savings of Australian workers.

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Barnaby must shoulder blame for closure of Aurizon Intermodal

The shock announcement that Aurizon will sell its Queensland intermodal business, and close its intermodal freight business outside Queensland, is in large part due to the failure of the Federal Government to invest in rail infrastructure – according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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Oh, the places you won't go with Metro

NONE of us should really be surprised by Melbourne’s rail crisis, writes Luba Grigorovitch.

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IA franchising report nothing more than wishful thinking

The Infrastructure Australia paper on franchising, released today, is nothing more than wishful thinking and cheap marketing spin for the privatisation lobby.

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Fair Work Commission pulls up Aurizon on “Classification Creep”

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission this week endorsed the RTBU's position that employees cannot be forced to train in duties outside of their classification.

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Passengers and workers are all in it together when it comes to safety

Public transport workers today launched a campaign to improve safety on trains, trams and buses across Australia.

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2017 Federal Budget Wrap

This year’s Federal Budget has received a mixed reaction - with some positive announcements in infrastructure and social policy, combined with a smattering of cruel and heartless measures designed specifically to punish poor and vulnerable members of our community.

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Federal Budget a Down-Payment on Four Years of Rail Failure

Federal Budget commitments to rail projects are a down-payment on the cost of four years of inaction, dithering and ideological stupidity by the Abbott/Turnbull Government.

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