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Footplate: Step 2 Dispute – TCAC Assigners

Dec 30, 2017Update

Members are advised of a current Step 2 dispute regarding the actions of TCAC assigners. This dispute arises from recent instances of Drivers conditions being attacked in attempts to mitigate the current Driver shortage and […] Read More »

Footplate: Guide to Christmas and New Year Claims

Dec 30, 2017Update

Sydney Trains’ decision to re-cast the Master Roster for a two week period over Christmas has resulted in unnecessary confusion and inconvenience at an already stressful time. Due to this the Locomotive Division has compiled […] Read More »


Dec 21, 2017Update

Members may have seen correspondence from Sydney and NSW Trains this week regarding applicable New Years Eve Penalty rates. Those working New Years Eve will be paid double time and a half (250%) plus receive […] Read More »

UK: New year rail strikes to pile on misery days after fares rise

Dec 21, 2017Update

Workers at six train operating companies – Southern, South Western Railway, Greater Anglia, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and the Isle of Wight’s Island Line – will walk out 8 January. Members of the Rail, Maritime […] Read More »

Steepest funicular in the world opens in Switzerland!

Dec 19, 2017Update

The steepest funicular railway in the world has opened in Switzerland, with gradients of up to 110 per cent. Running from the valley floor in the town of Schwyz up to the village of Stoos, which […] Read More »

December Rail History insights

Dec 19, 2017Update

Click here to download December’s rail history insights. Read More »

Gridlocked and unworkable’: Dire warning for Sydney’s trains from former top execs

Dec 19, 2017Update

The Berejiklian government’s $20 billion-plus metro train line under construction in Sydney could have been built far more cheaply ‘‘with more sensible planning’’, four former top rail executives say in a highly critical assessment of […] Read More »

Early Xmas Present from Sydney Trains Management – Grinch?

Dec 19, 2017Update

Trainee Driver members recently were advised that they would have to take leave over the Xmas/New Year break even if they had no accumulated leave, which would have meant that trainees would have to take […] Read More »

RMTU – Last edition of 2017

Dec 19, 2017Update

The latest Issue of our premier publication is available for viewing and download using the link below’; This is the final issue for 2017. Read More »

Footplate: Christmas and New Year arrangements

Dec 14, 2017Update

Members are advised that following considerable issues with the Christmas/New Year Master Roster a position has been reached with Sydney Trains to increase visibility of the Christmas Period Roster and secure additional Lift Up and […] Read More »

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