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RT Health is under threat! But you can save it

RT Health is the health fund for workers in the rail and transport sector. It was founded by workers as a cooperative 130 years ago, and since then has continued as a mutual fund - owned by members, for members.


 

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Marshall's privatisation plan has gone off the rails

Allegations that the South Australia Government has offered a million dollar ‘loser’s fee’ to companies bidding for the Adelaide Metro rail franchise show Steven Marshall’s train privatisation plan has gone off the rails.


 

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COVID-vulnerable workers need support to stay safe

Workers with chronic health conditions and other risk factors in COVID19 affected areas should not be forced to choose between their incomes or their safety, Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) National Secretary Mark Diamond said today.


 

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Corey Wingard must seize the day

New Transport Minister Cory Wingard must seize the day and abandon Stephan Knoll’s dodgy and dangerous rail privatisation agenda.


 

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Marshall must stop privatisation to restore trust in his battered Government

Steven Marshall’s battered and scandal-prone government must prove that it’s prepared to put the people of South Australia first if it is to regain the community’s trust.


 

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Speirs lights fire under enterprise negotiations for SA train workers

South Australian Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister David Speirs has thrown a match under the State Government’s upcoming pay deal with rail workers by framing the  Enterprise Agreement negotiations as a de facto referendum on public transport privatisation.


 

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Transport NOW Bulletin July 2020

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Letter to SA Environment Minister David Speirs MP

Last weekend South Australian Minister for the Environment David Spears MP falsely claimed that 92 per cent of South Australian train and tram drivers support the privatisation process.  The RTBU has written to him seeking a retraction and an apology.  Here is the letter that we sent to Mr Speirs, which was also copied to SA Premier Steven Marshall MP.


 

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SA Tram workers secure 3-year job guarantee, but campaign to save services will continue

It’s just one week until Adelaide’s tram network will officially be run by a private operator, with the transition to a private operator on Sunday 5 July.


 

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