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Feeling stressed? New self-help support app for rail industry workers can help

Designed specifically for rail employees to help combat anxiety, stress and negative thoughts, the new RailRes app offers a menu of stress-busting exercises all in real-time. 

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Federal Govt's "extraordinary and unprecedented" intervention in ARTC negotiations

RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva and NSW Branch Secretary Alex Claassens are writing to all members involved in the current Enterprise Agreement dispute with ARTC in NSW.

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Rail Safety Week kicks off across Australia

Fun community events, police bands and BBQ’s at stations, school competitions, pop up outdoor movie theatres, special police operations/dog squads and a visit from Thomas the Tank Engine are just some of the diverse activities to take place during this year’s annual community awareness week - Rail Safety Week commencing from Monday.

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UK Train Guards under attack

It's a familiar battle - a multi-national company and a conservative government joining forces to attack rail workers and to undermine safety on public transport.

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Chester leaves ARTC workers in limbo

The futures of rail workers in the Hunter and across regional Australia are in limbo after Minister for Transport Darren Chester today refused to rule out privatising ARTC.

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ARTC blows whistle on Joyce and Chester's privatisation treachery

The refusal of ARTC to include basic work conditions in its proposed enterprise agreement with signallers and administrative staff in NSW has blown the whistle on the National Party’s plan to attack country rail workers, according to the Rail, Train and Bus Union (RTBU).

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RTBU Joins Protest Against Jailing of Korean Unionist

Sometimes it’s easy to take our freedoms for granted.  The plight of trade unionists in other countries reminds us of how lucky we are in Australia, it also reminds us of what’s at stake if we drop our guard allow the anti-union forces to have their way.

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#FixMyRide campaign makes its mark

After a long period of vote counting, the dust has finally settled on one of the closest Federal elections in decades.

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Aurizon cannibalises its core business to pay for management mistakes

The announcement that Aurizon will cut a further 300 jobs – including 180 train crew - is a bitter pill for workers who have fought hard to keep the company profitable despite the multiple failings of senior executives.

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Asciano split shows Australia is not open for business

The final confirmation of the break-up of Asciano and Pacific National shows that Federal Government is failing on important economic reforms, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union.

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