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Update Archives - Page 29 of 30 - Loco Express

ETR sign-on times threatened

Feb 24, 2011Update

Correspondence has recently been received from RailCorp indicating they will be seeking to adjust ETR Drivers’ sign-on times to align with those of InterCity Drivers by removing the additional six minutes afforded to ETR Drivers. […] Read More »

New Depots and Stabling Facilities

Feb 24, 2011Update

A meeting was held late last year to discuss the various new works being undertaken by RailCorp to construct several new stabling facilities for the suburban fleet. Emu Plains Penrith Yard is proposed to be […] Read More »

Moving to Automatic Train Protection

Feb 24, 2011Update

‘Automatic Train Protection’ is now a little closer to being applied to the RailCorp network. It is in line with our OH&S Committees’ previous stand as to the provision of ‘ATP’ safety equipment and in […] Read More »

Safety concerns at Clyde Fuelling Point

Feb 24, 2011Update

A request was made from members to have an OH&S inspection carried out on the Clyde Fuelling Point. The inspection was carried out with the RTBU Freight Organiser Kevin Pryor and RTBU OH&S Coordinator Keith […] Read More »

RailCorp Station staff cuts lead to pressure on drivers

Feb 24, 2011Update

RailCorp have decided they now want Drivers to assist the Guard with the “right away” procedure at certain curved platform locations. This will require the driver to leave his/her seat and watch the appropriate side […] Read More »

Mileage payment claims successful

Feb 24, 2011Update

After a lengthy campaign with RailCorp exceeding 12 months, an RTBU Depot Organiser has succeeded in gaining back payment of Mileages due to drivers in that depot. This is sue arose from incorrect mileages being […] Read More »

It’s a train! ML70 Track Inspection Vehicle

Feb 24, 2011Update

RailCorp have recently sought to commission the above vehicle, which is a converted 600 class rail motor, to be utilised as a track inspection vehicle for predominantly metropolitan usage with some limited outer metropolitan work. […] Read More »

Freightliner EBA

Feb 24, 2011Update

Members are advised the RTBU has arranged to hold an initial meeting with Freightliner Coal on Monday 14 February to discuss the proposed Freightliner Coal EBA. This will be the first EBA specific to Freightliner […] Read More »

Waratah wins

Feb 24, 2011Update

The RTBU Loco Division has negotiated several significant changes to the new Waratah trains’ design and safety features, which will deliver better, safer trains. After all, this is a big purchase – 78 train sets […] Read More »

Fight for PN Coal NSW allowances

Feb 24, 2011Update

The RTBU Loco Division is preparing to take PN Coal NSW to Fair Work Australia to defend PN coal drivers’ right to the correct Aggregate Allowance package. During negotiations for the PN Coal EA which […] Read More »

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