Sep 5

A tight squeeze

Watch a bus driver in the U.S try to squeeze his vehicle through a tiny granite tunnel on the Needles Highway. Do you think he’ll make it? Read More »

Sep 2

Know Your Rights – Saturday and Sunday Time

This month Vice President Brett Peters takes us through our rights relating to Saturday and Sunday Time. Read More »

Sep 2

RTBU Women are now on Facebook!

The RTBU is proud to have an active and passionate Women’s Campaign Committee (WCC), who meet at least twice a year to discuss the issues and challenges facing women in our union and in the transport industry. Read More »

Aug 27

Melbourne tram drivers strike

RTBU tram drivers in Melbourne have been forced to take strike action today to resolve a dispute with their employer Yarra Trams over pay and conditions. Read More »

Aug 24

Time for fire safety systems to be rolled out nationwide

Now that we’ve had a victory in getting these systems installed in NSW, we think its time that they were rolled out nationwide. An incident in Perth last week is just another reminder of how important it is that safety is the number one priority on public transport. Read More »

Aug 21

Opal card: How to beat it, and most popular routes

The Opal card stats are proving that commuters will find ways to save on public transport if they can, and the Opal card’s fare design is encouraging new commuter behaviour patterns – for better or for worse. Read More »

Aug 19

RTBU Women’s Committee arrives at Port Botany

Watch the RTBU Women’s Committee arrive at Port Botany to join the peaceful assembly in support of sacked MUA workers. Read More »

Aug 18

We haven’t won yet

Last Friday the Federal Court overturned Hutchinson Ports’ decision to sack the MUA workers. However, when they showed up to work it became apparent that their employer had refused to roster them on any shift. Read More »

Aug 14

This is what it means to be union

More than a week ago, almost a hundred wharfies from Sydney and Brisbane were sacked by Hutchison Ports Australia via a midnight text message and email. The union movement stood strong and now those sacked workers are back at work. Read More »

Aug 10

Know Your Rights – Hours of Work

This month Brett Peters takes us through your rights around hours of work and intervals between shifts. Read More »