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Breaking up PN bad for rail industry

The ACCC has identified the right problems with Brookfield’s takeover of Asicano – but breaking up Pacific National is the wrong solution.

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Discredited Royal Commission hands down report

Dyson Heydon’s discredited Trade Union Royal Commission has released its final report – unsurprisingly recommending a raft of measures designed to prevent unions from effectively representing their members.

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Turnbull must reject Productivity Commission call to cut take-home pay

On the eve of Christmas, the Productivity Commission has recommended cutting the take-home pay of Australia’s lowest-paid workers.

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Christmas & New Year Message

The end of the year is always a time for reflection.  This year, we can look back over a turbulent 12 months when our Union was under attack from all different angles, and be extremely proud of the way we have come through as a stronger and more resilient organisation.

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Pollies must learn from history on privatisation

The Kennett Government’s privatisation of Victoria’s public transport system in the 1990s was a traumatic time.  Thousands of jobs were lost, and the lives of many RTBU members were thrown upside down.

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Urgent investment needed to keep North Coast Line viable

The north-south spine of Queensland’s rail freight network is at risk from becoming commercially uncompetitive and collapsing unless it receives urgent investment from the Queensland and Federal Governments, according the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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Mutually-Assured Destruction in Australia's IR war

RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva says the criminal charges against CFMEU Officials John Setka and Shaun Reardon show that Australia's IR war has become an exercise in Mutually-Assured Destruction, and it's time for some common sense.

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Aurizon Says "No" to Kids at Christmas

Aurizon already has a reputation as Australia’s most obnoxious employer - but the company's attack on Christmas is low even by Aurizon standards!

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Unions welcome common sense review of super rules

Unions have welcomed the establishment of a review of not for profit superannuation governance, which will be conducted by former RBA Governor, Bernie Fraser.

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Senators save hundreds of rail jobs

The Senate has rejected the Turnbull Government’s job destroying coastal shipping reform bill – saving at hundreds of jobs in the rail industry.

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