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Transport NOW, January 2023 edition

The January 2023 edition the RTBU's quarterly national member magazine Transport NOW, is hot off the presses!

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Inverleigh derailment shows need for urgent overhaul of rail safety

The derailment of a 1.7 kilometre-long freight train with 55 carriages at Inverleigh, west of Geelong, has again exposed the frailties of Australia’s rail safety regime.


 

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Inland Rail must adopt best practices procurement approach to weed out shonky contractors

Shonky contractors with track records of poor workplace safety poor-quality work are putting the future of the Inland Rail project at risk, and leaving the Federal Government vulnerable to expensive rectification works, according the Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).


 

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Sure Jobs, Better Pay Bill

There's been a lot of talk in the past couple of week's about the Federal Government's Secure Jobs, Better Pay bill.  So what's in it, and why does it matter?


 

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Family & Domestic Violence Leave now a reality for Australian workers

The Albanese Government has delivered on a key election promise, after the Senate last night passed laws to ensure all workers have access to a minimum of ten days paid family and domestic violence leave.


 

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Federal Budget a turning point in the funding of public transport projects

The Federal budget’s commitment to a pipeline of public transport infrastructure projects represents a turning point in the way public transport is funded in Australia.

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Perrottet is poking a hornet's nest


NSW Premier Domenic Perrottet is poking a hornet's nest by trying to bankrupt the RTBU.  His tactics will only make us stronger and more determined.


 

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Transport NOW October 2022

The October 2022 edition of the RTBU's quarterly national member magazine, Transport NOW, is out now!

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EA terminations loophole to be closed

Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke MP will end the unfair termination of Enterprise Agreements – delivering a victory for common sense, and taking an important step towards a more civilised and productive enterprise bargaining system.


 

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Summit must terminate Perrottet’s industrial strategy

RTBU National Secretary Mark Diamond will use today's Jobs and Skills Summit to demand an end to the practice of employers threatening to terminate industrial agreements in order to drive down the wages and conditions of their employees.

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