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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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Statement from RTBU WA Secretary Craig McKinley

During the early hours of Christmas Eve, two freight trains collided in the Avon Valley. Tragically, a Pacific National driver was killed.  The names of the driver has not yet been publicly released.

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Respect us, or fear us

National Secretary Mark Diamond addressed the RTBU National Dinner in Old Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday 27 November 2019.  This is the text of his speech.


 

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