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Level crossing madness has to stop

Rail workers are demanding urgent action to prevent more level crossing deaths after two train drivers were killed in South Australia on New Year’s Eve.


 

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Tragic end to 2023 for rail workers

The following statement can be attributed to Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Assistant National Secretary Shayne Kummerfeld.


 

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A Union that Moves Mountains

This is an edited extract from National Secretary Mark Diamond’s speech to the 2023 RTBU National Council Dinner in Brisbane.


 

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Commemorating Thirty Years of the RTBU

The RTBU National Office, in conjunction with the NSW Branch, have produced the following booklet to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the amalgamation which created the modern Rail, Tram and Bus Union.

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New CEO of ONRSR well-placed to improve transparency around rail safety

The announcement of a new CEO for the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) is an important opportunity to focus on better transparency in rail safety, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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Statement regarding Israel-Hamas conflict

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) has been made aware of the existence of a letter regarding the conflict in Israel and Palestine that has been signed by a number of rank-and-file RTBU members.

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Transport NOW October 2023

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

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Tasmanian bus package a positive step towards arresting driver shortage

Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Tasmanian Branch Secretary Ric Bean today welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s support package for bus drivers, saying it was a positive step towards arresting the crisis in Tasmania’s public transport system.


 

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24-hour Adelaide tram stoppage called off

Adelaide tram workers have called off a 24-hour stoppage of Adelaide’s tram network slated for Tuesday (September 12) following further discussions with Torrens Connect at the Fair Work Commission today.


 

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Adelaide trams to stop all day on Tuesday

Adelaide’s tram workers have rejected the latest pay offer from Torrens Connect and will escalate industrial action next week.


 

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