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Update: Shift Worker Status

It has been some time now since some of you have had your shift worker status removed by Aurizon.

The RTBU industrial team, in conjunction with the ETU and the AMWU, are still pursuing this matter in the Federal Court. The fact that this is a Federal Court matter rather than the FairWork Commission adds complexity and the Unions are also utilising our national legal teams and have instructed a Barrister who specialises in Industrial Relations to act on our (and thus, your) behalf.

There is no significant news to report yet except that whilst you may feel sometimes you have been forgotten, I can assure you this legal case is still actively being pursued by all the Unions involved. A more informative report will be provided to you as soon as we have any concrete developments to share.

Unity is Strength

Owen Doogan
RTBU State Secretary,
Queensland Branch