DETECT Snapshot

Click here to see the DETECT Snapshot correspondence from the Minister for Transport; the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA.



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PTA Branch - April 2020 - Membership Newsletter

Please click here to read the April 2020 PTA Branch Membership Newsletter

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COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Click here to see the RTBU COVID-19 fact sheet addressing the basic issues, which is taken straight from the Federal Government's coronavirus website. 

In Unity, 

Joshua Dekuyer
RTBU PTA Branch Secretary

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West Family Lawyers

We are always continuing to improve and seeking to provide additional services for the membership.

We know that our membership is not immune to family law issues as research shows that shift workers can be particularly vulnerable to relationship difficulties. Those difficulties can often adversely impact on the ability to concentrate at work. 

Therefore, we have recently teamed up with Natalie, Mark and Melissa at West Family Lawyers who have offered to provide their services to our Union at a discounted rate.

West Family Lawyers are a boutique law firm located in Subiaco practising in family law (including divorce, children and property matters) and contested Wills who will provide you with:

  • An initial, no obligation, telephone discussion with a senior family lawyer; and   
  • An initial meeting with a senior family lawyer at 50% of the usual cost of that meeting.   

West Family Lawyers pride themselves on their ability to assist people to get through what can be the toughest time in their lives. So, in addition, one morning a month, West Family Lawyers will set aside 4 sessions of 30 minutes each, which will be at no cost to our members who book in to see them seeking family law advice. These sessions will be held at our Union office and in private.

Sessions will begin on Friday, 13 March 2020, at 9:30am through to 11:30am. Limited positions are available so bookings are essential. Please contact the Union at if you wish to book a session.

Joshua Dekuyer

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PTA Branch - February 2020 - Membership Newsletter

Please click here to read the February 2020 PTA Branch Membership Newsletter

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2020 Membership Form - PTA Branch

Click here to download the 2020 PTA Branch Membership Form and become a member of the mighty RTBU

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2020 PTA Branch Membership Booklet

Please click here to see the 2020 PTA Branch Membership Booklet

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A HUGE congratulations to RTBU members at Spotless - who are contracted through the WA Public Transport Authority to clean our railcars. They've won a pay rise after fighting to have their non-union, WorkChoices-era and below-award agreement terminated. 

In the words of one RTBU member: "We knew the only way we could make any changes was for us all to join the Union. We did and now the employer knows we're serious".

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PTA Branch - December 2019 - Membership Newsletter

Click here to read the December 2019 PTA Branch Membership Newsletter. 

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Journey Accident Insurance (Journey Cover)

Did you know that your membership with the RTBU gives you access to ‘Journey Accident Insurance’ or what is more commonly known as ‘Journey Cover’?

In Western Australia, Workers’ Compensation legislation doesn’t cover employees who are injured whilst travelling to or from work. The Journey Cover put in place by our Union addresses this gap – it provides benefits if employees get hurt while engaged in direct travel between their residence and place of employment. It includes both lump-sum benefits for more severe injuries or death, and weekly payable benefits (7-day ‘excess’, 100% of your income up to a max of $1,500 a week, for 2 years) where an injury has caused a temporary disablement.

Attached are two documents, one being the ‘Table of Benefits’ and the other being the ‘Policy Document’ itself.

If you find yourself in need to make a claim against the Journey policy, please contact the Union office and we will assist you, in conjunction with Bresland Insurance Group, in guiding you through your claim.

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PTA Branch - September 2019 - Membership Newsletter

Click here to read the September 2019 PTA Branch Membership Newsletter. 

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Members Discount 2019/2020 Entertainment Book

RTBU Member Benefit - save $15 off the 2019/2020 Entertainment Book

Right now, as an RTBU member when you purchase the Entertainment Book via the RTBUWA link below, you will save $15!!

To order your book, simply go online to:






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