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Asciano takeover highlights "dog's breakfast" in rail access

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) has called on the Federal Government to fix the “dog’s breakfast” of rail access regimes that differ across States before allowing any further company mergers in the sector, including the proposed takeover of Asciano by Brookfield Infrastructure.

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Senators urged to reject job-destroying shipping bill

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) today urged Senate cross-benchers to reject the Turnbull Government’s job destroying coastal shipping reform bill.

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Public transport projects would stimulate jobs bonanza

Investment in urban public transport infrastructure projects would give the Australian economy the stimulus it desperately needs, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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NSW: Thank you & farewell to Gary Way

Sadly, NSW Bus & Tram Divisional President, and National Assistant Secretary (Tram & Bus) Gary Way will be leaving the RTBU in early October.

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QLD: Taskforce formed to find justice for exploited indigenous workers

A new Taskforce has been formed to find a fair outcome for indigenous workers who were exploited by Queensland government authorities for decades.

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A New PM in the Lodge - but has anything changed?

A tumultuous week in Australia politics has seen a Prime Minister dumped, a new one sworn in, and a shake-up in the Federal Cabinet.

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Welcome to Transport NOW

The RTBU’s national policy newsletter, Transport NOW, has gone digital!

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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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