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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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Transport workers have been forgotten in Morrison’s vaccine rollout fiasco

Australia’s interstate and urban transport routes are often described as the arteries of the nation.

But in a pandemic, these arteries are not only essential to the movement of people and goods from one spot to another, they also can potentially transmit deadly diseases from town-to-town and state-to-state.


 

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Vulnerable workers must be protected in NSW COVID outbreak

Workers in the NSW lockdown zones who have underlying health problems should be not be forced to choose between their health or their incomes.


 

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Barry hits the ground running in the Pilbara

Barry O’Sullivan is one of two delegates the RTBU is relying on to expand its footprint in the vast Pilbara region of Western Australia.


 

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WA public sector unions unite to scrap the cap

West Australian Government belligerence over maintaining the state pay cap for its employees has convinced the RTBU WA PTA Branch to join forces with other public sector unions to take action on a united front.


 

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Tas Labor leadership candidates come knock knock knocking on RTBU's door

The recent Tasmanian election saw the Gutwein Liberal Government returned with a one-seat majority.


 

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Broken transport promises holding back South Australia

A recent decision to rule out a passenger rail service from the Adelaide Hills to the city is further proof that the Marshall Government just doesn’t care about public transport.


 

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