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Letter to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack

National Secretary Mark Diamond today wrote to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack requesting that the Federal Government provides the RTBU and other relevant unions with a full briefing on the process for determining whether and when public transport networks shall be temporarily closed as of the COVID-19 response.

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Coronavirus Fact Sheet

With so much misinformation, rumour and fear in the community about current coronavirus outbreak, we have put together a Fact Sheet to address basic questions about the symptoms, what to do if you think you have contracted the disease, and how to prevent it.

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Complete Stinker: SA public transport workers vow to continue fight against privatisation

Public transport workers will continue the fight to keep Adelaide’s tram network in public hands, despite the announcement of the South Australian Government’s chosen private operator.

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Update regarding resumption of rail services through Wallan

The RTBU wrote to ARTC, Pacific National (PN), V/Line and NSW Trains requesting detailed information regarding their plans for resuming services through Wallan following last week’s fatal derailment.


 

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Goat Track: Train tragedy highlights systemic neglect of rail infrastructure

RTBU Victoria Secretary Luba Grigorovitch today said Australia’s rail community has been in mourning since Thursday evening, following the tragic loss of two lives in the Wallan derailment.


 

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Statement from RTBU Secretary Mark Diamond

Last night’s fatal train derailment at Wallan in Victoria has shocked rail workers across the country.


 

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Perth train cleaners fight back against underpayments

RTBU members at Spotless - the company that provides cleaning services on Perth’s passenger rail network - have won a pay rise after fighting to get their non-union, WorkChoices-era and below Award enterprise agreement terminated. 


 

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Marshall must come clean on planned cuts to public transport

Tram and train workers today demanded that SA Transport Minister Stephan Knoll and Premier Steven Marshall come clean on the details of their confused and chaotic privatisation plan.


 

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We've got each others backs

Message from RTBU National Secretary Mark Diamond

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