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Owen signs off

The golden thread which runs through Owen Doogan’s career has been sticking up for others. 


 

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SA Government moves privatisation goal posts again

Adelaide Metro rail workers have been frustrated by confusing messages from the State Government in the lead-up to the commencement of operations under the private contractor.


 

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A stronger safety net for COVID-vulnerable workers

The RTBU has launched a national campaign to better protect workers who are at significant risk of death or serious illness from COVID-19.


 

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Delegates discussion board lights up

A new Facebook Discussion Board has been set up to allow RTBU Delegates to share information discuss workplace issues.


 

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Union members protect public

It’s 4am on a warm spring morning and NSW Trains managers are anxiously pacing up and down platforms in Newcastle, Lithgow and Wollongong, their workforce out on the grass.


 

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In-Principle Agreement reached on PNI Train Crew roll-over

After robust negotiations, an “in-principle agreement” agreement has been reached with Pacific National on a rollover position for the new PIN Intermodal Train Crew EA.


 

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Tell your local MP to keep freight on Aussie trains

A Federal Transport Department proposal to make it easier foreign-flagged ships to compete for freight transport work could see intermodal services being undercut by exploited seafarers earning as little as $7 an hour.


 

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What's the point of inland rail if there's no freight on the trains?

This opinion piece by National Secretary Mark Diamond was first published by The Canberra Times on 1 January 2021.


 

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10,000 regional freight jobs threatened by $7 per hour foreign-flagged ships

A Transport Department proposal to allow foreign-flagged ships to compete for freight transport work will threatens the viability of the interstate rail freight sector and put thousands of jobs at risk in regional Australia.

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SA Government’s disgraceful double cross leaves rail workers in limbo

Adelaide Metro rail workers are furious after Rail Commissioner Tony-Braxton-Smith decided to close the South Australian Government’s offer of a transfer payment (for workers to switch to the new operator) one month early.


 

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