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Open letter to Tasmanian Labor leadership candidates

The Tasmanian Labor Party is conducting a ballot of members to decide who will be the next Leader of the Opposition in Tasmania. RTBU Tasmania Secretary Ric Bean has sent the following open letter to the two candidate, David O'Byrne and Dr Shane Broad.


 

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Solidarity with Indian Railworkers

RTBU National President Shayne Kummerfeld has written a letter of solidarity to Indian rail workers who are suffering under the terrible COVID-19 situation in that country.


 

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Liberals' public transport conversion a step forward

The Tasmanian Liberal Party’s belated discovery of public transport is a welcome step forward, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).


 

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Hobart needs a champion: who will step up?

Hobart is one of the world’s most beautiful small cities. There are few places anywhere that can match Hobart’s stunning trifecta of mountain, harbour and heritage.


 

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What's your plan for public transport?

The RTBU has called on the major parties to release their public transport policies for the upcoming Tasmanian state election.


 

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Transport NOW April 2021

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


 

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Workers stop the bus

Scott Morrison’s so-called Industrial Relations Omnibus bill has fallen apart, after five of the six elements of the bill were rejected by the Senate.


 

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Follow that train of thought. There’s more to say after R U OK?

Most of us spend a lot of time worrying about our physical health, but sadly we often tend to neglect our personal mental health.


 

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Bardo steps off the footplate after a lifetime of advocacy

After 40 years as a unionist, Allan ‘Bardo’ Barden is hanging up his boots and moving on to the next chapter of his life.


 

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Freight Delegates urge pollies to Keep Freight on Aussie Trains

The RTBU’s Keep Freight on Aussie Trains campaign moved up a gear during March, with a group of Workplace Delegates from across the country meeting with Federal politicians in Canberra.


 

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