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Professional Driving Handbook: Up-skilling drivers

Mar 23, 2011News

RTBU loco division reps and members from the principal driver, driver trainer and driver ranks have been attending Professional Driving Handbook workshops. The workshops are part of an initiative to reduce the incidence of Signals […] Read More »

From our comrades in Japan

Mar 18, 2011News

The RTBU has strong and enduring ties with Japan’s Rail Union – the JREU. The JREU is playing an active role supporting its members to cope with the disaster. The NSW Loco Division sends our […] Read More »

Victory for Junee drivers

Mar 18, 2011News

The RTBU have recently succeeded in stopping CountryLink imposing sub standard training for Drivers in the Junee Depot. CountryLink had sought to issue a “map” to Drivers as a training tool for what amounted to […] Read More »

Freightliner’s first EBA a step closer

Mar 18, 2011News

Negotiations have continued with Freightliner Coal, for their first EA, with another day of negotiations occurring yesterday. Further progress was made with significant changes being agreed and the parties have now allocated Friday 25 March […] Read More »

PN Coal 9.5% allowance dispute

Mar 18, 2011News

As reported in an earlier Loco Express article, PN Coal had made an application for a hearing in FWA regarding the intent of the 9.5% Aggregate Allowance payments within the EA. The Division had our […] Read More »

PN Intermodal Meeting

Mar 18, 2011News

As a result of a number of EA interpretation issues, many involving local depot dispute notices, a meeting is being arranged with PN Intermodal to discuss the following issues: • Being rostered for an AVP […] Read More »

Dispute: appointment of trainee drivers

Mar 18, 2011News

The RTBU have recently gone into dispute with RailCorp over its intention to appoint Trainee Drivers to Mortdale, Hornsby & Flemington Depots upon graduation from this course. These Trainees were offered employment to take up […] Read More »

Dispute: Notch 4 Driving

Mar 18, 2011News

In December 2010 RailCorp announced it wished to instigate this change to current driving practices by having drivers move the master controller straight to 4 notch instead of progressively stepping up to full power. It […] Read More »

ETR sign-on times update

Mar 18, 2011News

As previously reported in Loco Express, RailCorp are seeking to reduce the Suburban Drivers Sign on times from 16min to 10min based on the current method of Safety Critical Documentation distribution and the inclusion of […] Read More »

Freight members working in open weather

Mar 18, 2011News

A request was made from members concerning the exposure to the open weather and conditions when working for long periods of time without the provision of proper shelter, basic needs such as cold water specifically […] Read More »