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Albanese responds to RTBU pressure on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line

Aug 18, 2011Uncategorized

Vigorous RTBU pressure for an investigation into the second-rate resleepering program and dangerous mudholes on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line has delivered results with Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese announcing an inquiry. The independent […] Read More »

Protest rally against the new IR laws – September 8

Aug 16, 2011News

Join RTBU members and other unions on September 8 in a massive protest against the O’Farrell Government industrial relations laws and attacks on public sector workers. We want as many RTBU members to attend the […] Read More »

Second Waratah under scrutiny

Aug 12, 2011Uncategorized

The second Waratah set has been presented to RailCorp and is currently undergoing testing. Once again the RTBU is finding it difficult to gain access to this set with two reviews cancelled already by RailCorp. […] Read More »

Do you use a smartphone? Let us know

Aug 11, 2011Uncategorized

The Loco Division is investigating developing a smartphone application for train drivers, which would include an electronic shift and timekeeping diary. First, we need to know whether you use a smartphone and what kind it […] Read More »

Elections announced for PN Reps

Aug 11, 2011Uncategorized

To download a nomination form click here. Read More »

Bulk membership on the rise

Aug 8, 2011Uncategorized

Union membership in PN Bulk is increasing, particularly for fixed-term employees who have often expressed fears that union membership may be used against them. This is good timing because EA negotiations will commence later this […] Read More »

Union win on permanent jobs

Aug 8, 2011Uncategorized

As a result of ongoing negotiations with the union, PN Bulk has agreed to start the process of converting all fixed-term employees to permanent full-time. They have also acknowledged that fixed-term contracts were only supposed […] Read More »

Mud still flying over state of Sydney to Melbourne line

Aug 4, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU will support any member who reduces the speed of their train on the Sydney to Melbourne line due to safety concerns following a recent near miss on the line. V/Line have recently imposed […] Read More »

PN Bulk offers to pay fuel incentive money

Aug 2, 2011Uncategorized

After initial advice from PN Bulk that it was not able to calculate the information to identify if fuel savings had been achieved and therefore could not pay the 1% base rate increase to employees […] Read More »

The southern rail line — a tragedy waiting to happen

Jul 29, 2011Uncategorized

Divisional Secretary Robert Hayden has written to the Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese calling on him to instigate a genuinely independent enquiry to investigate the current resleepering practices before a tragedy happens. Despite the more […] Read More »