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ALP National Conference 2018

The 2018 ALP National Conference was an important event for the trade union movement and the RTBU in particular.

With a Federal election just months (possibly weeks) away, the National Conference settled the party’s policy platform, and saw the announcement of some major policy initiatives.

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Aurizon coal trains across Queensland set to grind to a halt this weekend

Aurizon Coal union members in Traincrew , Operations and Maintenance will start walking off the job at noon TOMORROW (Friday 14 December) in 11 days of action that will see Aurizon Coal business severely disrupted across Queensland following a breakdown in negotiations.

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No more stunts, just build high-speed rail now

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian should either get on with building high-speed rail or stop the pretence, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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Government backtracks on My Health Record after union pressure

Changes to the My Health Record legislation to prevent employers from gaining access to an employee's confidential health information is an important step forward in building public trust in the integrity of the system, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

 

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National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers Tomorrow

Australians are being asked to mark tomorrow’s National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers by making sure they say ‘thank you’ as they go about their daily commute.

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Results of elections for RTBU National Offices

The Australian Electoral Commission has completed counting and declared the results of contested and uncontested national office holder positions.

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Tudge plan is predicable but pathetic

The Federal Government’s proposal to force migrants to settle in regional areas is a predictable but pathetic attempt to blame foreigners for the failure of successive governments to address Australia’s infrastructure and jobs challenges, RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva said today.

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Urgent Notice re NSW Branch Elections

In the past few days you should have received your ballot papers for the RTBU elections from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).  Unfortunately, a number of technical errors have occurred with the ballot papers and with the mail-out.  The AEC is currently developing a strategy to ensure all Members are given the correct ballot papers as quickly as possible.

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RTBU concerns over My Health Record system

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of public debate regarding the Federal Government's new online system for recording personal medical histories, called My Health Records. This system will allow individual users to authorise various health professionals to access and share their medical records.

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Meet Michele O'Neil

New ACTU President Michele O'Neil has spent 28 years fighting to change the rules for textile, clothing and footwear workers. Now she's taking that fight to a bigger stage.

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