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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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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Vale Reg McKell


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

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Workplace bullying is not on

bullying.pngSuffering from stress following a mental health accident in the workplace is no different from suffering from a physical injury and should be treated as seriously.

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Industrial issues and bargaining update

ausunions.jpgIn 2015, the Union will be starting negotiations for three Industrial Agreements.

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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 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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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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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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