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Tackling violence against women on public transport

The RTBU abhors violence against women in all its forms, and we are determined to take a stand.  That's why we're calling for a stronger response from government to stamp out violence against women right across the community, including on public transport. Everyone has the right to travel safely without having to worry about being harassed, abused or assaulted.

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Asciano carve-up a "lost opportunity"

The Board of Asciano has endorsed a joint venture take-over offer from Qube and Brookfield - but the deal will see Pacific National carved off and sold to a consortium of overseas investors.

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PN slashes jobs in disgraceful act

Pacific National has told 200 workers around the country  - including 50 workers on the Hunter - that their jobs will be abolished and replaced by new positions in North Sydney on individual contracts.

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New Western Sydney Airport needs rail from day one

Malcolm Turnbull needs to out his money where his mouth is and commit funding to build a train to the new Western Sydney Airport, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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SA Govt introduces tough new penalties for assaulting transport workers

The South Australian Government has introduced tough new penalties for people found guilty of assaulting public transport workers.
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Justice for Sheriff Diba

Gambian trade union leader Sheriff Diba has died in prison after being arrested for standing up for the rights of transport workers.

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Australian Rail Industry Awards - Employee Engagement

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union is supporting the Employee Engagement category at this year's Australian Rail Industry Awards.

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Baird's privatisation plan a betrayal of Western Sydney

Mike Baird’s reported plan to privatise the rail system and hand over the airspace over train stations to private developers would be an outrageous act of economic vandalism.

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Aurizon Media Statement Translator

Many readers of Transport NOW have asked for assistance in deciphering Aurizon's media statements.  Here are some translations to help you understand Aurizon's jibberish and mumbo-jumbo: 

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Aurizon targets workers as dud investments bite

Aurizon has declared that workers will pay the price for the company’s failed investment in a Pilbara iron ore mine.

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