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Secretary’s wrap

Mar 31, 2017Secretary's run-down

“In short, the very wealthy have too much power in our country and ordinary Australians – working people – do not have enough.” That’s how ACTU Secretary Sally McManus summed up today’s Australia at her Press […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

It’s great to see Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle continuing to stand up for rail and advocating for passenger safety. Last week she called for the NIF contract with South Korean consortium Hyundai Rotem to […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Dec 16, 2016Secretary's run-down

Another year is drawing to a close and I’d like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas on behalf of everyone here at the Loco Division. The festive season can […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

The year is coming to an end but things aren’t winding down here at the Loco Division: we’ve been busy as ever with the BBQ depot tour, ongoing Sydney Trains reform talks and planning for […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

We’ve finally got something to report on the Sydney Trains Reform (otherwise known as the “Future Operations Program”). At a combined delegates’ forum last week management proposed to increase rostered shift limits to 8 hours […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Pacific National’s decision to cut more than 120 jobs, mostly from the Hunter and the Illawarra, is a slap in the face for permanent workers everywhere. It appears that PN’s strategy is to casualise the […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Sydney Trains reform talks are making slow progress. We’re now at the stage where Sydney Trains is proposing to hold a delegates meeting in early November to present their current position. The Loco Division has […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

There’s no denying that big rail and transport investments like the new intercity fleet are sorely needed in NSW. But the more we hear about the Government’s plans for the NIF the less we like […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

The Victorian Government’s plan to build 65 new trains in Melbourne and create 1100 local jobs in the process sits in stark contrast with our Government’s plan to send jobs to South Korea. While the […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Despite fortnightly reform discussions having now resumed with Sydney Trains, we are yet to recieve anything of substance. We’ve made some small progress and identified a few items which appear to no longer be in […] Read More »

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