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Amalgamation of the WA Branches

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On the 27th of January 2021, our National Office, headed by National Secretary Mark Diamond, lodged a ‘Notice of rule change‘ to the Fair Work Commission. The effect of the rule change is to progress the long-anticipated amalgamation of the West Australian Branch (Freight) and…
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the public good

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Our Union, the WA PTA Branch, is a proud contributor of The Public Good, a community campaign led by WA unions. The Public Good works to highlight the prominent and positive role that the public sector workforce and public services play in the lives of…
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Stop the Bus

CAMPAIGNS, PTA BRANCH, WA BRANCH
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The RTBU National Office along with all State Branches have officially joined the ‘Stop The Bus’ Campaign to stop the Federal LNP’s IR Omnibus Bill. A Bill that in its current form will result in cuts to pay, conditions and rights at work. We urge…
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Life After Lockdown

PTA BRANCH
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Pending no further local cases, the five-day lockdown for the Perth, Peel and South West regions will end as planned. From 6pm, Friday 5 February the following will come into effect: Perth and Peel will enter into a post-lockdown transition period until 12.01am, Sunday 14…
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Bushfire Crisis

PTA BRANCH
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The ‘Wooroloo’ bushfire crisis is affecting an unprecedented number of people, striking at the hearts of those witnessing it, both at home and abroad. Unfortunately, many RTBU members are directly affected by the tragedy that is unfolding. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all…
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Lockdown & COVID-19 Information

PTA BRANCH, WA BRANCH
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Western Australia is dealing with an evolving situation regarding COVID-19. To ensure Western Australia becomes COVID free again, WA Premier Mark McGowan has instituted a lockdown between 6pm on Sunday, January 31 running until 6pm on Friday, February 5. Check the West Australian Government’s Covid-19…
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For the Workers

CAMPAIGNS, PTA BRANCH, WA BRANCH
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The Morrison Government wants to rush through laws to cut your rights at work. These laws will hurt all workers, including the working people who have got our country through the pandemic. We must not forget the debt owed to the essential workers of our…
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Transport NOW – January 2021 National Membership Newsletter

CAMPAIGNS, NEWSLETTERS, PTA BRANCH, WA BRANCH
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Through all the drama of 2020, our Union stood tall, and fought to protect the rights and health of workers and our communities across Australia. Click to view the Transport NOW National RTBU Membership Newsletter
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Keep Freight on Aussie Trains

CAMPAIGNS, PTA BRANCH, WA BRANCH
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A Federal Transport Department proposal to make it easier foreign-flagged ships to compete for freight transport work could see intermodal services being undercut by exploited seafarers earning as little as $7 an hour. The proposal could have dire consequences for Intermodal rail freight across the…
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Merry Christmas!

PTA BRANCH, WA BRANCH
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Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best this holiday season!
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Emphatic Win for Workers at Fiona Stanley Hospital

CAMPAIGNS, PTA BRANCH
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Please see below message and attached letter from WA State Secretary of the CFMEU Construction & General Division. I just want to say thanks to you and everyone across the West Australian Union movement who came and supported the maintenance workers at Fiona Stanley Hospital…
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Heroes Support Heroes

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The UPFU has, in the lead up to the WA State Election, kicked off a campaign to secure funding from the WA Labor Government for; 200 extra career firefighters; a new training academy new personal protective equipment. WA firefighters (both volunteer and career) have been…
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Bolster Your Knowledge!

PTA BRANCH
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These attached information sheets have been developed to assist our public sector member’s understanding, and to bolster their knowledge of, the ‘Public Sector’, the ‘Industrial Relations System’, and of the ‘Bargaining’ process. The Public Sector Industrial Relations System Bargaining
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Remembrance Day 2020

PTA BRANCH
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Each sunrise will remind us about the brave act they pulled off in the war. They had the courage to stand tall when the world was hiding behind their back. Heartiest silence on this Remembrance Day.
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They take the profits. You pay the price.

CAMPAIGNS, PTA BRANCH
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We have been requested by our comrades to show support to their members in fighting for fair wages and conditions. The RTBU will be showing its support by attending in solidarity at Fiona Stanley Hospital on Friday, 13 November 2020. Come join us! Letter of…
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