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Transport NOW Bulletin July 2020

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Letter to SA Environment Minister David Speirs MP

Last weekend South Australian Minister for the Environment David Spears MP falsely claimed that 92 per cent of South Australian train and tram drivers support the privatisation process.  The RTBU has written to him seeking a retraction and an apology.  Here is the letter that we sent to Mr Speirs, which was also copied to SA Premier Steven Marshall MP.


 

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SA Tram workers secure 3-year job guarantee, but campaign to save services will continue

It’s just one week until Adelaide’s tram network will officially be run by a private operator, with the transition to a private operator on Sunday 5 July.


 

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TransWA workers to come back into public sector

While Coalition State Governments are continuing with their privatisation agenda, it’s a different story over in Western Australia.


 

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Morrison must deliver on latest Inland Rail promise

The Federal Government has announced that it will ‘fast track’ approvals for the inland Rail project as part of a post-pandemic infrastructure package.


 

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Vale Ron Bradford

Ron Bradford, the last General President of the AFULE and the first National President of the RTBU passed away on 6 May 2020 at the age of 90 years.

 

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Morrison’s app sales pitch fall flat – but Aussies should back it

Forget the attempted bribes by politicians, people should download the COVIDSafe app in order to support frontline workers and vulnerable Australians, says Mark Diamond.

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Rail R U OK? Day - 30 April 2020

The next Rail R U OK? Day will be on 30 April 2020. This annual rail industry-wide event inspires rail staff across Australia and New Zealand to look out for one another during life's (including worklife's) ups and downs by asking "Are you OK?" and really listening to the answer.

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JobKeeper: A quick guide to changes to the Fair Work Act

The Federal Parliament has passed changes to the Fair Work Act as part of the Government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy program. The changes only apply until 28 September 2020.


 

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