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Transport Master Plan released – but will it deliver?

Sep 4, 2012News

The NSW Government’s long-awaited draft Transport Master Plan has been released, with a second harbour crossing and a CBD light rail extension forming part of the government’s plan for the future. Read More »

Government takes axe to TAB in the dead of night

Sep 4, 2012News

The government announced its intentions to abolish the Transport Appeals board on Friday – giving workers and the union just 24 hours notice before the TAB shut its doors to employees’ appeals against promotional or […] Read More »

Freightliner Agreement voted up

Aug 31, 2012News

Freightliner members yesterday voted unanimously in favour of the new Enterprise Agreement. The parties will now complete the necessary paperwork and send the Enterprise Agreement and supporting documents to Fair Work Australia for approval. Once […] Read More »

NSW Government plans attack on public sector entitlements

Aug 29, 2012News

Plans by the O’Farrell Government to slash benefits for 80,000 public sector workers have been revealed, angering workers who say it’s a disgraceful attack on working conditions. Read More »

Finger scanning payroll system put on the backburner

Aug 23, 2012News

Railcorp’s planned $16million contract to use finger scanning to record hours worked has been given the axe before it even got off the ground. The NSW Government gave the contract to introduce a new payroll […] Read More »

Asciano boasts huge profit, tries to shortchange workers

Aug 23, 2012News

Pacific National parent company, Asciano, has posted a huge jump in earnings, with full-year results showing an almost 43 per cent increase in net profit. Revenue for the company’s rail division rose 14.6 per cent […] Read More »

Freightliner Intermodal EA – In principle Agreement Reached

Aug 23, 2012News

During the recent EA negotiations with Freightliner Intermodel the union was striving to standardise wherever possible the Freightliner EAs and secure the same excellent conditions as provided in the Coal EA. After lengthy negotiations, the […] Read More »

New Millennium Train Windscreen and Seat Trial

Aug 15, 2012News

New windscreens have now been fitted to the drivers side of the Millennium trains, following driver concerns that the original windscreens fitted gave off a “hazy” or “cloudy” appearance when in direct or indirect sunlight. […] Read More »

Analysis suggests sending Countrylink XPT trains into retirement

Aug 15, 2012News

An analysis into CountryLink’s XPT trains has revealed the fleet has travelled more than three million kilometres further than they were designed to. The confidential report, prepared for the director-general of Transport for NSW, revealed […] Read More »

FWA ruling against urine testing a big win for workers

Aug 15, 2012News

In a big win for workers rights, NSW Government-owned company Endeavour Energy, yesterday lost its appeal to Fair Work Australia to conduct urine drug tests on its employees. Read More »