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RTBU Joins Protest Against Jailing of Korean Unionist

Sometimes it’s easy to take our freedoms for granted.  The plight of trade unionists in other countries reminds us of how lucky we are in Australia, it also reminds us of what’s at stake if we drop our guard allow the anti-union forces to have their way.

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#FixMyRide campaign makes its mark

After a long period of vote counting, the dust has finally settled on one of the closest Federal elections in decades.

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Aurizon cannibalises its core business to pay for management mistakes

The announcement that Aurizon will cut a further 300 jobs – including 180 train crew - is a bitter pill for workers who have fought hard to keep the company profitable despite the multiple failings of senior executives.

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Asciano split shows Australia is not open for business

The final confirmation of the break-up of Asciano and Pacific National shows that Federal Government is failing on important economic reforms, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union.

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Time to clear the air on Adelaide Station

All of us deserve to have a clean and safe working environment – that’s why we need to ensure conditions inside Adelaide Station are not posing a danger to the health and wellbeing of rail workers.

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Tram expansion on the right track for Adelaide

The South Australian Government’s $50m expansion of the city tramline along North Terrace is another positive step towards Adelaide’s public transport future, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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Federal Election 2016: Compare the Parties

After eight long weeks of the official election campaign – and several months of unofficial campaigning before that – Australians will finally get to vote at the ballot box this Saturday.

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Turnbull turns his back on Cross River Rail

Rail, Tram and Bus Union Queensland State Secretary Owen Doogan today said Malcolm Turnbull had turned his back on Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project, and turned his back on the needs of South East Queensland commuters.

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Transport workers call for $30bn transport fund to kickstart productivity growth

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) today released its election manifesto, Investing in Australia’s Transport Future, outlining the union’s transport infrastructure priorities around the country.

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Transport workers declare a National Day of Action to make rail & public transport a key election issue

Rail and public transport workers have taken their #FixMyRide campaign to the streets today, encouraging commuters to vote for better public transport on 2 July.

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