The Advocate has won a 2015 Labour Day Award for Best Journal by a Queensland Union in the category "Unions with less than 7,500 members".
The Advocate is produced by ToadShow, working closely with Australian Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Queensland Branch members and officials.
ToadShow Director Anne Jones said The Advocate had reflected Union members' concerns about proposed privatisation.
"RTBU members felt their jobs were threatened by privatisation. In particular, members wanted to raise public awareness about the proposed privatisation of Brisbane City Council buses. The RTBU also received a "highly commended" for its "Hands off our buses" community campaign.
"With privatisation now off the political agenda, RTBU members are relieved the community heard their message," Anne said.
The award-winning Autumn 2015 issue of The Advocate also included articles about ongoing enterprise negotiations with Aurizon, Rockhampton's proud union history and a profile of RTBU member Joe Bakhash who was awarded an Order of Australia for services to the community of Cloncurry.
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