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Nanva calls for Abetz to be sacked

Federal Employment Minister Senator Eric Abetz should be the first Cabinet Minister to be shown the door by new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU). 

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TAS: Tommy Jones Awarded Life Membership

Legendary Tasmanian rail worker Tommy Jones has been awarded a life membership - recognising 45 years of service to Tasmania's railways and the union.

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Shipping reform threatens jobs in rail

The Federal Government’s plan to de-regulate coastal shipping will place 300 jobs at risk in Australia’s rail freight sector and undermine the proposed Inland Rail project – according to the Rail, Tram and & Bus Union (RTBU). 

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VIC: Metro & Yarra Trams on Notice

Around 1,500 people have rallied outside Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station in a sign of growing community anger at the behaviour of Metro Trains Melbourne and Yarra Trams. 

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Labor rejects shipping reform

National Secretary Bob Nanva spoke up against the impacts of the Federal Government’s coastal shipping reforms at the ALP National Conference.

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Public ownership of rail assets

An RTBU resolution supporting the continued public ownership of the Australian Rail Track Corporation was passed unanimously at by the ALP National Conference.

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Nanva elected as ACTU Vice President

The RTBU has its first-ever elected official on the top table of the ACTU - the peak body for the union movement in Australia - after National Secretary Bob Nanva was elected as one of the ACTU's Vice Presidents.

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SA: Genessee & Wyoming bring track maintenance in-house

Outsourcing might be all the rage in the rail industry, but one company at least is going the other way – with Genessee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) in South Australia bringing track maintenance in-house.

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Labor backs Truth in Bargaining

The RTBU's campaign for Truth in Bargaining received a huge boost at the ALP National Conference when Labor endorsed Truth in Bargaining as part of its policy platform for the next Federal election.

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Investing in public transport

Labor has again endorsed Federal Government investment into public transport projects, drawing a clear distinction between the ALP and the Coalition on transport policy.

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