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.

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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.

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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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Aurizon Campaign Newsflash

Inward Facing Cameras Update #2

Members may recall the previous Newsflash on this matter where we advised that nominated National Locomotive Divisional delegates met with Aurizon management to discuss our strong concerns. Management at that meeting advised that they would get back to us with further information.

Their written response to our issues can be found by clicking here.

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Vale Reg McKell

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Reg McKell, the branch's first Life Member.

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Bon Nanva responds to Chris Minns

Bob_Nanva.jpgFollowing Kogarah MP Chris Minns’ comments in The Australian – the latest Labor politician trying to make a name for himself by attacking the union movement in the conservative media, and calling for the union vote at ALP Conference to be reduced – Bob Nanva has responded, calling on new MPs to spend a week with rank and file union members to better understand the issues facing working people.

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Are you ready for May Day?

mayday_2015.jpgGet set for the 2015 May Day Festival on Sunday 3 May to once again celebrate the many achievements of the union movement.

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