Update ME. December 2017

Welcome to Update ME, ME’s quarterly newsletter that contains all the latest news from the banking industry and ME.

In this edition, we cover:

  • A state of the market update – ME’s views on what lies in store for first homebuyers in 2018
  • A new ME survey that reveals the most successful strategy for increasing one’s income
  • The launch of a new mobile-friendly ME website.

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RTBU Jumpers

Say hello to the limited edition RTBUWA Hoodie!

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Pacific National Bulletin 17: Depot Tours

In the coming weeks, your RTBU Negotiating Team and Pacific National Intermodal Management will be touring the workplaces to go through the changes in the proposed Enterprise Agreement.

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Pacific National Intermodal Newsflash No14: Protected Action Ballot Results

In a true act of solidarity and unity, RTBU members voted overwhelmingly in favour of Protected Industrial Action.

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Vote Yes!!!

Ballots should be appearing in your letterboxes. Members need to be voting yes to ALL the actions on the ballot, putting the ballot in the reply-paid envelope and posting it back without delay.

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ACTU Media Release: Australian workers are getting poorer and the Turnbull Government is doing nothing

Working Australians are struggling to keep up with the soaring cost of living, while the Turnbull Government hands out $65 billion in tax cuts to big corporations.

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RTBU Federal Budget Submission 2017

Investment in urban public transport is yet to progress beyond tokenism, and the lack of progress on Inland Rail is a constant source of frustration for rural and regional Australians.

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Pacific National EBA Update Newsflash #3

The latest Intermodal Drivers EBA Update is now available for you here.


New trauma support app to help rail workers stay ok

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On Rail R U OK?Day, the Australian rail industry is taking a proactive approach to the emotional wellbeing of its 110,000 employees through the launch of its RailRes app. The app is designed to help employees manage their immediate responses to stress, and to help build their resilience.

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RTBU Member seriously injured in Esperance

Click the link below to help RTBU Member Kevin Doherty while he recovers in hospital after a tragic road accident in Esperance.

All support will go to Kevin and his family.

Click here to show your support.


AMWU South West Fire Appeal

AMWU.pngIn response to the devastating effect that recent bush fires have had on communities in the state’s South West, including many AMWU members, their families, and friends, the AMWU WA Branch has moved to establish the “SW Fire Appeal” to provide assistance to those affected communities in their time of need.

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Union Subscriptions for WA Branch Members

As with all not-for-profit organisations, cost increases incurred can only be covered by those who contribute to those organisations.

For your information, a Union Newsletter containing details of what we have been doing and intend to do, will shortly be sent out to members and posted on our website.

This will include further, specific details of why increases have been proposed and approved, not only by this Branch Council, but also by resolution at National council held in Sydney in November 2015.

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