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Big job loss fears hang over final decision on sale of Aurizon

May 22, 2017News

Aurizon’s intermodal business could be broken up and sold, rather than offloaded, and this could trigger the loss of hundreds of jobs, according to The Australian. It’s reported that UBS is continuing to consider options […] Read More »

Coates latest major employer to threaten terminating existing pay deal for hundreds of workers

May 22, 2017News

Hundreds of workers at Australia’s largest equipment-hire business face a pay cut of up to 40 per cent unless they agree to let the company slash new employees’ wages and conditions, according to the Sydney […] Read More »

Complain to Constance

May 19, 2017News

Transport Minister Andrew Constance has just announced that all public bus services across Inner Western and Southern Sydney will be privatised in July 2018. Mr Constance’s plan, which would come into effect in July next […] Read More »

Loco Division stands with Sydney bus drivers

May 19, 2017News

The Loco Division is standing with Sydney bus drivers who are protesting the NSW Government’s announcement that they will privatise bus services across the inner west. This decision will mean 1,200 public transport workers will […] Read More »

No plans to sell off South Coast rail line

May 17, 2017News

Transport for NSW has refuted claims that it was considering privatising the Illawarra train line. The Illawarra line finishes at Waterfall and any such move towards privatising it would likely have flow-on effects for the […] Read More »

Sydney Trains reshuffles the Train Crew deck…….again!

May 17, 2017News

  Sydney Trains recently announced a new management structure for its Operations Directorate, which includes train crew management. Historically, one General Manager position has been allocated to train crew. However under this new structure, two “Directors” […] Read More »

Survey finds glare an issue on refurbished Explorer cabs

May 17, 2017News

Members will recall that part of Sydney Trains’ Endeavour and Explorer cab refurbishment process included painting the crew cab area walls and desk areas, resulting in the Loco Division having to have the process ceased because of glare […] Read More »

Update on Travelodge refurbishments and floor allocation

May 17, 2017News

Members will be aware of the ongoing issues with the Sydney Travelodge and its continued refurbishment process that has seen crew shuffled around different rooms and floors. One change was the removal of the crew recreation […] Read More »

Penalty rate changes to cost $667m: report

May 17, 2017News

A reduction in Sunday penalty rates means workers across country Australia risk losing more than $660 million each year, new modelling shows. The McKell Institute also says the Fair Work Commission’s decision to align weekend […] Read More »

Safety concerns over state government plan to dump train guards on Newcastle to Sydney line

May 13, 2017News

A train guard has spoken out about the Government’s unsafe plan to dump train guards on the Newcastle line. There’s a survey at the end of the article asking ‘Should all trains have guards on […] Read More »