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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit India hard, with millions of Indian citizens catching the potentially deadly disease.


 

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KFOAT campaign continues to gather steam

The RTBU’s Keep Freight On Aussie Trains campaign has shone a national spotlight on the intermodal rail freight sector.


 

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RTBU members force safety regulator back to the drawing board

RTBU members have forced the rail regulator to re-write its controversial proposal for mandatory audio and visual in-cab recording devices in all Australian trains.


 

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RTBU announces new partnership with Union Health

The RTBU has always been committed to acting in the best interests of its members. This has included looking after their health and wellbeing by recommending services like health insurance.


 

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Transport NOW July 2021

Download the latest edition of the RTBU's quarterly national member magazine, Transport NOW, right here!


 

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Barnaby Joyce must step up to save regional rail jobs

Rail workers today called on new Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Barnaby Joyce to block moves to shift the transport of domestic containerised freight from Australian trains onto foreign flagged ships.


 

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RTBU calls for Australia to support emergency vaccine access for developing countries

The South African and Indian Governments are calling on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to apply an emergency three-year waiver on intellectual property trade rights for COVID-19 vaccines.  This would allow developing countries to produce their own vaccines, without being held hostage to the big pharmaceutical companies.

In a global crisis, human rights and human health should come before corporate profits.  RTBU President Shayne Kummerfeld today wrote to the Prime Minister calling on the Australian Government to support the proposal in the WTO.


 

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Tasmanian Labor Leadership

Following the State election, and the resignation of former Labor leader Bec White, the Tasmanian Labor Party decided to conduct a ballot to decide the next Leader of the Opposition.  As an affiliated union, the RTBU gets to have a say in this process, as do all RTBU members who are also members of the Labor Party. 


 

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Important update on in-cab audio and video

YOUR VOICE HAS BEEN HEARD!

The RTBU has continued discussions with ONRSR about in-cab recordings and, as a result, ONRSR has revised its policy position to address your concerns.


 

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Workers fight back against 'draconian and dangerous' surveillance proposal

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) is fighting back against a proposal from the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) to mandate the use of in-cab and visual recording devices in all Australian trains and trams.


 

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