Late night services fiasco adversely impacts members

The RTBU is disappointed to have had the state government’s announcement of the cancellation of late night services, only to be re-instated after the Transport Minister said he had received poor information from the Public Transport Authority when making the original decision.

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No lift access to Joondalup Station

joondalup-station.jpgThe lift at Joondalup Station will be out of action for approximately six months.

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Criminal Compensation Win

criminal-compensation.jpgThe union arranged for one of our urban drivers to seek criminal compensation, following a suicide in 2012, which resulted in the driver receiving a criminal damages payout.

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Perth Airport Link – will it, won’t it happen?

airportlink.jpgThe cost of the State Government’s much-vaunted Forrestfield-Airport Link has blown out by $300 million, with Premier Colin Barnett revealing the cost will be $2.2 billion.

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Perth Stadium Station update

perth-stadium.jpgThe new Perth Stadium development heralds a new and exciting chapter in the transformation of Perth city as well as further development of public passenger rail transport in Perth.

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National Rail Safety Legislation Input

safety.jpgOn 16 October 2014, the State Labor Member for Fremantle, Ms Simone McGurk MLA, wrote to the Union advising that the Rail Safety National Law (WA) Bill 2014 was before parliament, and asked if there are any points we would like to make about the Bill.

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Income protection clause

income-protection.jpgSadly, the union has recently had several members diagnosed with long-term illnesses, which has highlighted that the current income protection facilities superannuation policies cover are inadequate and place our members and other employees under financial stress, which is further impacting their health.

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Workers comp – what are you rights?

work-injury.jpgOur new organiser Linda Morich has spoken to members about workers comp and noted there is a lot of confusion, so she has outlined the process/your rights under the state compensation law. 

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Review puts penalty rates, minimum wage, unfair dismissal at risk

The minimum wage, penalty rates, unfair dismissal, and a range of other workplace conditions will be put under the microscope this year, with the Productivity Commission yesterday revealing it is conducting a large-scale review of the industrial relations system.

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Latest Issues

Issues.jpgDuring 2014, the union had to deal with wide and varied issues in the workplace, from pay disputes to rostering issues, potential demarcation issues, various disciplinary issues and unfair dismissals.

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A Win for PTA Network & Infrastructure Employees

pta_win.jpgIn 2014, the West Australian PTA Branch negotiated two Industrial Agreements – Customer Service and Network and Infrastructure.

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71 Cert Granted!

The RTBU WA PTA Branch is pleased to announce that, as of 17 December 2014, the WAIRC has granted the union a Section 71 Certificate that acknowledges full association with our counterpart, the National RTBU.

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