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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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Landslide Victory!

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Voters in the west handed Labor a landslide victory unlike anything seen before and so comprehensively rejected the Liberal Party that it’s now on the brink of extinction. In the new State Parliament, Labor holds 53 of the 59 seats and the Liberals just 2,…
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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