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‘Death Spiral’

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Despite a determined campaign by the RTBU and health fund members, the RT Health board has decided to pursue a merger with one of the ‘big four’ national funds – HCF. If the merger goes ahead as planned, RT Health will no longer exist as…
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Put a Stop to Workplace Bullying

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Bullying is repeated and unreasonable behaviour that creates a risk to health and safety. Bullying behaviour can be as direct as making threats, swearing at or abusing a worker, physical stand over tactics, or sexual harassment. It may also be more subtle and indirect. Bullying…
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Enough is enough!

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Click the above image to access the recent news segment on our campaign to return to genuine enterprise bargaining. Click the above image to access the unedited and raw RTBU press conference speaking out against the State Wages Policy. In addition, click the below images…
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Roll Up For WA

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As most of you are no doubt aware, the vaccine rollout is a Federal Government initiative and they are responsible for specifying priority populations and workgroups, drawing on advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). WA’s COVID-19 vaccination program began on 22…
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Time to Vote

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ATTENTION: PTA RAILCAR DRIVERS TIME TO VOTE The ‘Terms of Reference’ of the Work Value Review have now been negotiated to a point where the EBA Offer is now ready to go to vote. As the vote on the Offer is a vote on all…
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Stop the Scourge

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Dear Members, The ETU is calling a Rally at Midday Thursday 3rd June 2021 on the steps of Parliament House in protest of the scourge of insecure work: Contracting Labour-Hire Outsourcing ETU Members working for Western Power are currently in dispute over this issue of…
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Big Brother

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You may or may not be aware, but there has been a long-time battle that the RTBU has fought to prevent employers from installing and using in-cab audio and visual. The battle is now coming to ahead as the Office of the National Rail Safety…
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Federal Budget Breakdown

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Last night the Federal Government released the 2021 Budget. The Budget was an opportunity for the Government to address systemic weaknesses in our workforce and economy. Instead, they have failed to tackle the biggest issues facing working Australians. Handing billions of dollars to business – including in…
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Our Website Privacy Statement

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Privacy This website privacy statement applies to rtbuwa.asn.au The Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Union (ARTBIU) is not responsible for the content, policy or practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to this website. Links to third party websites do not constitute…
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May Day Cancelled

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This morning UnionsWA Secretary Owen Whittle consulted with the President, Senior Vice President and Vice Presidents of UnionsWA regarding May Day 2021. He also received several calls from other affiliates. Based on those discussions, UnionsWA has concluded that they must cancel the May Day event…
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Lest We Forget!

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On behalf of the Australian Rail Tram and Bus Union WA PTA Branch, I would like to thank those of our members and family members who have served and are currently serving in the Australian Defence Force and the armed services of our allies around…
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Keep Freight On Aussie Trains!

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CAMPAIGN UPDATE A National Zoom will be held on the 27th of April to talk about the KFOAT Campaign, and to encourage involvement. The plan to further deregulate coastal shipping could decimate the Intermodal industry and must be stopped. Please encourage anyone who works in this space…
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May Day 2021

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May Day is always an important occasion and it was understandable, but disappointing, that last year we were unable to gather in person and in solidarity.  I am pleased to let you know that this year May Day will go ahead with the March and…
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Transport NOW – April 2021 National Membership Newsletter

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The ‘bus’ has been stopped! Campaign by workers forces Prime Minister to abandon majority of industrial relations ‘omnibus’ bill. Click here to view the Transport NOW – April 2021 National Membership Newsletter
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ALP Special National Platform Conference wrap

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Last week the Australian Labor Party held its national conference to determine its policy platform for the next Federal election. While the platform is much smaller than the one the party took to the 2019 election, it does include a number of important commitments for…
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