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Safety has a price: RTBU calls for adequate staffing

Recent distressing and dangerous rail incidents on Melbourne’s Metro network have prompted calls from the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) to increase safety staff on trains and platforms.

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SA Minister for Transport walks all over Eyre Peninsula Grain Line

SA Transport Minister Stephan Knoll and Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsay are out of touch with the Eyre Peninsula community and swimming against the tide of global transport.

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Ramsay must step in to save Eyre Peninsula Rail Line

With the Federal election just a fortnight away, rail workers and the Port Lincoln community are calling on Member for Grey Rowan Ramsay MP to step and save the Eyre Peninsula Grain line before it’s too late.

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Major parties must commit to High Speed Rail to Northern NSW

The Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) today called on the major parties to commit to a plan for a High Speed Rail link between Brisbane and Northern NSW.

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Out of the shadows: Ministers should come out of hiding and start debating

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) today called on the major parties and media networks to spark up the Federal election campaign by conducting open debates on issues such as transport and industrial relations.

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Maldon-Dombarton funding crucial for Illawarra and South Coast

It's as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster, but a $50 million funding commitment from Federal Labor means that the Maldon-Dombarton rail link might actually become a reality.

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Hobart Bus Drivers to Stop Work on Tuesday

Hobart bus drivers will stop work for four hours on Tuesday 23 April 2019 in an escalation of their dispute with Metro Tasmania.

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ARTC Board stack a disgraceful act by desperate government

Today’s appointment of a new Board Member to the ARTC, and the re-appointment of three current Board Members, is a disgraceful act by a desperate government.

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Rubbery Figures and Dubious Promises

What you need to know about the 2019 Federal Budget in a nutshell.

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It's time to hold corporate Australia to account

RTBU National Secretary spoke at the ALP National Conference in Adeliade on Sunday 16 October 2018.

Below is a transcript of his speech.


 

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