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Recall Election 2023

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Dear Members, Under the RTBU rules, a further recall election (Insufficient Nominations Election) needs to occur for any positions not filled at the General Election. Please find attached: the AEC Notice with the details of WA positions that are vacant and the timetable for any…
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Happy Amalgamation Day!

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Happy Amalgamation Day! Today marks a historical moment, the return of Freight (WA Branch) and Passenger (WA PTA Branch) to formulate the amalgamated 1700 members strong Western Australia Branch. In preparation for the celebration of such a monumental moment, we engaged the skillset of strong…
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Family & Domestic Violence Leave

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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The Albanese Government has delivered on a key election promise, after the Senate last night passed laws to ensure all workers have access to a minimum of ten days paid family and domestic violence leave. Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) National Vice President Leanne…
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Declaration of Results – Uncontested

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Dear Members, The declaration of the election for West Australian Branch uncontested offices is attached below. A copy of the attached Declaration has been forwarded to all candidates. The election for West Australian positions is not yet complete as there are two contested positions (TransWA…
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National Emergency Medal

FREIGHT
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A big congratulations to RTBU WA Member Amelia Glass for being recently awarded the National Emergency Medal for her contribution to fighting the 2019 – 2020 NSW fires. Amelia was very grateful to achieve such an Award, and her humbleness in receiving such is something…
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Notice to Members – Proposed Alterations to the Rules

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Notice to Members of the Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union of Employees, West Australian Branch 21 September 2022 Today, 21 September 2022, the Executive of the Union resolved to alter the Rules of the Union. A link to the proposed alterations to the…
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s 66 Application Update – State Union Elections

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Update 11/10/2022 Dear Members, As promised please see the written judgement from the WAIRC on this matter. PRES 9 of 2022 – Letter Encl Reasons for Decision – Mr Stojanoski Kind Regards, Joshua Dekuyer | WA PTA Branch & State Secretary   Dear Members, Today’s…
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s 66 Application Update – State Union Elections

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Attention All Members  The proposed minutes were accepted and the directions hearing before Chief Commissioner S J Kenner listed for the 19th of August were vacated accordingly. The application was to be listed for a one-day hearing on a date to be fixed by the Commission.…
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Rally FAQ

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Please see the attached Public Sector Wages Policy FAQ RTBU_Public_Sector_Rally_FAQ Oh, and don’t forget to bring an umbrella and a mask! In unity, Joshua Dekuyer
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s 66 Application – State Union Elections

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Attention All Members – Update (entered 17 September 2022) Thursday’s hearing at the WAIRC went very well regarding the s 66 application. I attach the written orders for your perusal. The Chief Commissioner undertook to prepare a written judgement in due course too. Once obtained,…
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RTBU Elections

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Every four years the RTBU holds elections for positions across the union, here in WA, and nationally. In the links below you will find the timetable for our upcoming elections which will run over the coming months. Western Australia Election Notice National Election Notice If…
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Transport NOW – July 2022 National Membership Newsletter

FREIGHT, NEWSLETTERS, PASSENGER
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The bumper winter edition of the RTBU’s national member magazine, Transport NOW, is hot off the digital presses! Get your sneak preview right here, and look out for it in your email inbox next week. It’s a jam-packed edition, and the articles include: How the…
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Transport NOW – April 2022 National Membership Newsletter

FREIGHT, NEWSLETTERS, PASSENGER
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It’s my pleasure to post to you the latest edition of the RTBU’s national quarterly magazine, Transport NOW. With the Federal election coming up, this edition includes a feature on some of the key seats to watch on May 21. We’ve also included a feature…
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March 2022 Membership Newsletter – Passenger Services Division

NEWSLETTERS, PASSENGER
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Dear Members — Please click here to access the full 4 page March 2022 PTA Branch Membership Newsletter (PNG Version).  Please click here to access the full 4 page March 2022 PTA Branch Membership Newsletter (PDF Version).  In unity, Joshua Dekuyer
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WA Amalgamation

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Please click the link to view the latest update on ‘WA Amalgamation’ from RTBU National Secretary Mark Diamond. Please see below links to related documents from the Fair Work Commission. Decision RTBU Registered Rules If you have any queries regarding any of these documents, please…
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RTBU Home Loans

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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Home Loans for RTBU Members, their family and friends Over 160 years ago a small group of Victorian locomotive drivers got together and unionised their workplace causing a ripple effect across the country. Over the coming years, rail workers everywhere started to band together to…
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December 2021 Membership Newsletter – Passenger Services Division

NEWSLETTERS, PASSENGER
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Dear Members Please click here to access the full 4 page December 2021 PTA Branch Membership Newsletter (PNG Version) or here for the PDF Version I encourage you to take the time to read this newsletter (and all others). This newsletter contains a reflection on this…
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We Run the Network

CAMPAIGNS, PASSENGER
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It is no secret that RTBU members run the network. So it should be of no surprise that RTBU members demand respect & dignity in their workplace.   You can download this artwork to print as your own poster or contact the RTBU for a…
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Mass Members Meeting – Public Sector Alliance

CAMPAIGNS, PASSENGER
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Put an end to wages policy and restrictive bargaining caps. Join us for a Mass Members Meeting with our Public Sector Alliance comrades. About this event: Public sector union members will not be divided: wages policy and measures that limit our capacity to bargain fairly…
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RTBU WA PTA now on Facebook!

FREIGHT, PASSENGER
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We now have the RTBU WA PTA Facebook page up and running.  https://www.facebook.com/RTBUWAPTA I ask that if you have Facebook you follow and like our page. We will use this page as an additional tool to communicate with members.  Please share our page with your…
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