Rail Tram and Bus Union Queensland Branch
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Petition Against Urine Testing
We call on the Qld Minister for Transport and Main Roads to oppose urine testing in the Qld Rail Industry.

The Qld Palaszczuk Labor government must say invasive testing is not on, and this unfair scheme won't be introduced in Queensland. 


rt health fund - members' own health insurance.
Join the rt health fund between 1 August and 31 October and you could win! 

Dedicated banking services to the rail, transport and logistics industries. 

MB Will Banner

Organise your will for peace of mind
It's worth making sure you have a will in place. All RTBU members are eligible for a free will through Maurice Blackburn. Contact our office on 3839 4988 or at info@rtbu.com.au to have a kit sent out. 

Maurice Blackburn National Asbestos Resigister

Asbestos Exposure Register for QR Mayne Rail Yards
Queensland Rail Members at Mayne - please see our newsletter regarding the discovery of asbestos fibres at Mayne which includes details on how to resister potential exposure on the National Asbestos Exposure Register and Maurice Blackburn's Asbestos Register. 

Bus Safety Petition

Bus Drivers Deserve Safety
Itís time for the Lord Mayor to stop insulting his drivers, to recognise their hard work, to stop belittling them for their very real fears for their safety at work. It's time for Mayor Quirk to work with Bus Drivers for everyone's safety.  

Labour Day 2012

RTBU: A Proud History
The RTBU was formed 1 March 1993 through the historic amalgamation of three railway unions and one tram and bus union. These unions have a strong tradition dating back to the nineteenth century. The oldest was the Locomotive Engine Drivers' Association which formed in 1861 in Victoria making the RTBU the oldest rail union in Australia. 

Queensland Community Alliance

History of the Queensland Community Alliance
Since our humble beginnings in 2013, the Queensland Community Alliance has grown progressively. We have developed our capacity to act together and build relationships across our organisations, and won victories that have addressed pressures and improved our communities in Logan, Ipswich and Brisbane.

A short history of the alliance (less than 4 minutes) 

We fight for fair

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers work for members
Maurice Blackburn have a long history of helping our members face legal problems related and unrelated to their employment. 
Maurice Blackburn, RTBU Referral App
This app has been created to make it easy for you to submit details of a referral to Maurice Blackburn. Once submitted, your member will hear from a Maurice Blackburn lawyer within 24 hours, or on the next business day. 
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Join the RTBU
If you work in an industry covered by the Rail Tram and Bus Union, then don't delay, join the Union. 

Update your Membership Details
Whether youíve changed job, moved house, switched bank account or mobile number, the RTBU will need to know.  

Member benefits
Member Benefits
RTBU member benefits include advice on workers compensation, unfair dismissals and other appeal processes, legal advice, Union Shopper, RTBU Health Plan, members' holiday units and much more. Find out. 

The Advocate
The Advocate is the award-winning journal of the Australian Rail Tram and Bus Union Queensland Branch. PDF copies of The Advocate are available for download. 

Media Releases 
Financial Registers 
RTBU Policy Submissions 

RTBU Privacy Policy 

RTBU National Dignity and Respect Handbook
No one should suffer bullying or harassment while going about their work.

The RTBU is an organisation that is committed to maintaining a workplace that endeavours to provide dignity and respect to all of its employees. 
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