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Transport Minister should apologise for slur on workforce

Oct 26, 2012News

Workers across NSW woke recently to see the NSW Transport Minister in the newspapers calling hardworking Railcorp workers bludgers. Read More »

The “Quack” is back

Oct 24, 2012News

Members will recall from previous articles RailCorp’s proposal to install a low decibel “quacker” on trains utilising Macdonaldtown Yard. The intention of this devise is to eliminate the use of the train horn during preparation, […] Read More »

Proposed Ground Based Warning System

Oct 24, 2012News

A meeting was recently held with RailCorp to discuss the development of a Ground Based Warning System (GBWS ) for utilisation in new stabling locations. Read More »

Big business spin

Oct 19, 2012Hot Topic

Just yesterday, the Productivity Commission was in the press claiming that selling the electricity monopoly in NSW will reduce power prices. It’s an interesting argument given that privatisation has resulted in higher electricity costs for consumers in Victoria and South Australia. Read More »

ARTC Hunter plans get the go ahead

Oct 17, 2012News

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has agreed to the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) proposed arrangements for transitioning to more efficient train services on the Hunter Valley rail network. The arrangements include applying […] Read More »

RTBU response to Rail Safety Regulations

Oct 10, 2012News

The RTBU has released its response to the Rail Safety Regulation amendments. The union has long held concerns that the developments of these new safety laws has been undermined by compromises on safety which could […] Read More »

Workers will hold Minister to comments on workers comp

Oct 9, 2012News

Unions NSW has vowed to hold Finance Minister Greg Pearce to his statement that the start date for the new two and a half year caps on workers compensation payments will not apply retrospectively. In […] Read More »

RTBU 2012/13 elections

Oct 8, 2012News

RTBU elections are coming up for RTBU elections for NSW and National positions for 2012-2013. Nominations for positions can be made from Monday 29 October. Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 19 November. Click […] Read More »

Cutting our country rail services – is that really the solution?

Oct 5, 2012Hot Topic

The recent Infrastructure NSW report contained a recommendation that has ruffled a few feathers – the recommendation that regional XPT services be sold or cut. Read More »

What about public transport? Infrastructure NSW releases its 20-year plan

Oct 3, 2012News

Infrastructure NSW has released its 20-year plan for the future of the state’s infrastructure, recommending 70 projects, many of which are transport focused. If implemented, the projects would cost the State Government $30 billion over […] Read More »

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