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Industrial action on Adelaide trams suspended

Tram workers have suspended further industrial action on Adelaide’s tram system following an improved pay offer from the private Operator Torrens Connect.


 

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Open letter to the directors of Torrens Connect

The following letter was written by an Adelaide tram driver, and has been sent to the Directors Torrens Connect (the private operators of the Adelaide Tram network).


 

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Adelaide Trams industrial action to impact peak morning travel tomorrow

Tram services in the morning peak will be disrupted tomorrow (Friday  1 September, 2023) as tram workers take industrial action as part of their continuing campaign for fair pay and working conditions.


 

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Adelaide trams to stop for three hours tomorrow

Adelaide tram workers will stop work for three hours tomorrow to take part in a mass meeting regarding their Enterprise Agreement dispute with tram operator Torrens Connect.


 

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Failure to recruit and retain drivers comes home to roost for Metro Tasmania

The reduction in Metro services announced today is the inevitable result of the absolute failure of Metro management and the Tasmanian Liberal Government to address long-standing workplace concerns over safety, pay and working conditions at Metro Tasmania.


 

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Adelaide tram workers to take industrial action to secure fair pay mad conditions

Tram workers will be taking industrial action in support of their campaign for better pay and conditions this weekend, which may cause some interruptions to post-match tram services at Adelaide Oval on Saturday (19 August, 2023).


 

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Wallan derailment report highlights need to reform rail safety regime

The release of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report in the derailment of an XPT passenger train at Wallan again highlights the urgent need to review and reform Australia’s rail safety regime.


 

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Transport NOW, July 2023

The latest edition of the RTBU's quarterly national member magazine, Transport NOW, is jam-packed with great yarns!

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Bob Nanva's inaugural speech to the NSW Legislative Council

Former RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva gave his inaugural speech to the NSW Legislative Council on Thursday 22 June.  Below is the full transcript of Bob's speech.


 

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Transport Ministers commit to rail safety review

Federal, State and Territory Transport Ministers have committed to a review of Australia’s National Rail Safety Laws, after the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) raised a number of serious concerns.


 

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