RTBU - PTA Branch

The RTBU WA PTA Branch is the entity which represents members employed in or in connection with the activities of the Public Transport Authority of WA. This can include private sector workers, when their work is tied to the Public Transport Authority, and the WA PTA Branch is always keen to engage with and advance the interests of its membership.

For further detail on the Branch and its workings, please refer to the Rules as available here.

The Branch Structure

The RTBU WA PTA branch is aligned with the “State Branch” of the RTBU, which is a Registered Organisation with the WA Industrial Relations Commission, for the purpose of representing members in the State Industrial Relations system. The Branch is also registered in the Federal Industrial Relations system, as a branch of the Federal RTBU.

Branch Executive

The structure is headed by the Branch Executive for high level decision making and accountability for direction and financial matters. Day-to-day business is conducted by the Branch Secretary, as a full-time role.
The Officers of the Branch Executive are:

  • President: Piers McCarney
  • Vice-President: Peter Olynyk
  • Secretary: Joshua Dekuyer


 All members are allocated to a relevant sub-branch. The current sub-branches and their coverage are listed below:


Public Transport Authority (TTO) Security Staff including:

  • Transit Officer Trainees
  • Transit Officers (TO Level 1-5)
  • Senior Transit Officers (STO Level 1-3)

Urban Rail

Public Transport Authority (TTO) Staff including:

  • Railcar Driver Trainees
  • Railcar Drivers
  • Driver Trainers
  • Driver Coordinators

Customer Relations

Public Transport Authority (TTO) Customer Service Staff including:

  • Parking Attendants
  • Passenger Ticketing Assistants
  • Customer Service Assistants
  • Central Monitoring Room Operators


Public Transport Authority (TransWA) Staff including:

  • Station Attendant
  • Passenger Assistant
  • Senior Passenger Assistant
  • Road Coach Operator
  • Railcar Drivers
  • Driver Trainers
  • Driver Coordinators

Delron & Goldfields Buses

Delron, Prospector and Avon Link Services Staff including:

  • Customer Service Officer (Level 1 – Level 3)
  • Senior Customer Service Officer (Level 4)
  • "Spotless" Cleaning Staff

Network & Infrastructure

Public Transport Authority (N&I) Staff including:

  • Catenary Maintainer Trainees
  • Nominated Catenary Maintainers
  • Catenary Maintainers
  • Senior Signal Maintainers
  • Reserve Maintainers
  • Advanced Catenary Maintainers
  • Perway Patrollers

MSS Security

MSS Security Pty Ltd employees including:

  • Revenue Protection Officers
  • Aboriginal Liaison Officers

Some private sector employees (e.g. EDI, Spotless, Railtrain etc.) that are represented by the PTA Branch are also allocated within these sub-branches, according to their field of work. Restructuring scheduled for the future is planned to adapt to expansion and shifts in the nature of our growing private sector membership.

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