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Nanva calls for new rules to protect integrity of Fair Work Commission

A national union leader has slammed the high-profile resignation of Fair Work Commission vice-president Graeme Watson, warning that his departing criticisms of the industrial umpire risk undermining the integrity of the nation’s workplace tribunal.

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PN's Shutdown Payout

Workers on Pacific National’s Hunter Valley coal network are having a happy New Year courtesy of the RTBU, following a dispute over a three-day shutdown in March 2015.

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Enzo Fregona: Our RTBU Delegate of the Year

The bitter three-year saga over a new Enterprise Agreement for Rail Commissioner workers in South Australia has taken a toll on everyone involved – but perhaps no more than RTBU Delegate Enzo Fregona.

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Fresh start for Aurizon

Aurizon shareholders and workers will both be hoping that new Aurizon CEO Andrew Harding can set a fresh path for the rail freight giant, following several years of management bungles and industrial conflict.

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Unionists witness Korea’s persecution of trade unionists and demand justice

Peter Allen from RTBU Queensland was part of the international trade union solidarity delegation to South Korea recently, protesting against the imprisonment of Cho Sung-deok, vice-president of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union. 

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Respect Our Workplace

On the first-ever National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers, RTBU National President Phil Altieri gives a heart-felt explanation of why this landmark day is so important for RTBU members across the country.

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Tragic incident prompts National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers

The tragic death of Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Sharma will be marked by a National Day of Respect for Public Transport Workers, to be held next Wednesday 9 November 2016.

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Lights on for Manmeet

On Wednesday 2 November, bus drivers around the country will drive with their lights on in a mark of respect for fallen Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Alisher.  Many will also wear black armbands.

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RTBU Shocked by Death of Brisbane Bus Driver

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) is offering support to union members and staff affected by today's death of a bus driver at Moorooka in Queensland.

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Response to Bill Leak and The Australian

The Australian newspaper recently published a disgraceful attack on rail workers, accusing them of faking incidents of family violence in order to take time off work.

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