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One giant leap for rail safety

When Vanessa Low began talking safety with school children along Canberra’s new light rail route, they sat up and took notice.


 

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Coach Operators force U-turn on use of recording devices

The Public Transport Authority of WA has been forced into a U-turn on Road Coach Operator (RCO) surveillance after the issue was brought into focus by the RTBU.


 

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RTBU looks to represent workers in the Pilbara

Hundreds of rail building and rail maintenance workers in the Pilbara may soon benefit from being part of the RTBU.


 

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HCMT workers lock in more secure jobs with more pay

What began as a dispute over 34 workers stuck on fixed-term jobs has turned into a major RTBU victory for Victorian rolling-stock manufacturing, and rail projects in general.


 

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Andrew hits the road

Andrew Wells has been building railways for 28 years, but now he is on track to recruit members and improve their conditions throughout Central Queensland.


 

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Trammies spewing over weak offer

Light rail drivers from Sydney’s Pyrmont depot have told management there is a problem, and say operator Transdev can clean it up.


 

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Pilbara infrastructure set to benefit from RTBU representation

Hundreds of infrastructure workers in the northern part of Western Australia who currently don’t have union representation could soon be joining the ranks of our national, all-grades union.


 

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Raising the bar on rail safety

The RTBU has been meeting with the national rail safety regulator (ONRSR) in an effort to better manage and avoid incidents and potential hazards on the South Australian network.


 

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TasRail failing to put words into action when it comes to safety

The Tasmanian Branch has questioned TasRail’s commitment to safety, with the State Government-owned rail company dragging its heels on a number of serious safety issues – including deteriorating air brakes on trains.


 

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Luba Grigorovitch appointed as RTBU's first female National President

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has appointed Luba Grigorovitch as the Union’s first ever female National President.


 

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