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.Read More >
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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Changes to the Federal Government's JobKeeper program are needed to ensure that people who should not work because they are at increased risk of serious - and even fatal - illness from coronavirus do not miss out on payments.
The NSW And South Australian state governments are putting community safety at risk by privatising public transport services in the middle of a deadly global pandemic.
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Thank you for everything you are doing to keep our rail, tram and bus networks moving during these unprecedented times. You are the backbone of this country and your efforts will be instrumental in helping Australia get through the challenges ahead. Having said that, we know you are concerned about what a prolonged “shutdown” will mean for your job security.Read More >
National Secretary Mark Diamond today wrote to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack requesting that the Federal Government provides the RTBU and other relevant unions with a full briefing on the process for determining whether and when public transport networks shall be temporarily closed as of the COVID-19 response.Read More >
With so much misinformation, rumour and fear in the community about current coronavirus outbreak, we have put together a Fact Sheet to address basic questions about the symptoms, what to do if you think you have contracted the disease, and how to prevent it.Read More >
Public transport workers will continue the fight to keep Adelaide’s tram network in public hands, despite the announcement of the South Australian Government’s chosen private operator.Read More >
The RTBU wrote to ARTC, Pacific National (PN), V/Line and NSW Trains requesting detailed information regarding their plans for resuming services through Wallan following last week’s fatal derailment.
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