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Perth train cleaners fight back against underpayments

RTBU members at Spotless - the company that provides cleaning services on Perth’s passenger rail network - have won a pay rise after fighting to get their non-union, WorkChoices-era and below Award enterprise agreement terminated. 


 

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Marshall must come clean on planned cuts to public transport

Tram and train workers today demanded that SA Transport Minister Stephan Knoll and Premier Steven Marshall come clean on the details of their confused and chaotic privatisation plan.


 

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We've got each others backs

Message from RTBU National Secretary Mark Diamond

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Statement from RTBU WA Secretary Craig McKinley

During the early hours of Christmas Eve, two freight trains collided in the Avon Valley. Tragically, a Pacific National driver was killed.  The names of the driver has not yet been publicly released.

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Respect us, or fear us

National Secretary Mark Diamond addressed the RTBU National Dinner in Old Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday 27 November 2019.  This is the text of his speech.


 

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Vale David Smith

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Australian Services Union (ASU) National Secretary David Smith.

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RTBU to flush out Steven Marshall at Liberal fundraiser today

RTBU Members and supporters will again attempt to hand 3,000 signed anti-privatisation postcards over to South Australian Premier Steven Marshall today (Sunday 17 November).

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3,000 postcards to the delivered to South Australian Premier today

3,000 signed postcards opposing the privatisation of South Australia’s passenger trains and trams will be delivered to Premier Steven Marshall at Parliament House TODAY (Wednesday, 13 November, 2019).


 

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Mark Diamond appointed as new RTBU National Secretary

The RTBU National Executive today appointed Mark Diamond as the Union’s new National Secretary, following the resignation of Bob Nanva.


 

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