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Freightliner EBA

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

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 »

Potential exposure to contaminants in tunnels

Feb 24, 2011News

The RTBU is working with rail operators to ensure train crews are adequately protected from potential exposure to dangerous contaminants, including diesel fumes in the case a train breaks down in a tunnel. Crew is […] Read More »

Waratah wins

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

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, 2011Uncategorized

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 »

DOOs and Don’ts

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

PN Intermodal drivers based at Junee in southern NSW are deeply concerned about PN’s plans to introduce Driver Only Operation (DOO) out of the depot. Last year, PN flagged closing the depot entirely, then backtracked […] Read More »

Win for drivers at El Zorro

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

Drivers for freight operator El Zorro have overwhelmingly endorsed their new EBA, which delivers a pay rise and a boost to conditions. El Zorro drivers had slipped behind industry standards in some areas, including pay. […] Read More »

OHS at Interail Yennora

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

Negotiations are continuing on a number of OH&S issues raised by drivers at Glen Lee. The main issues are lack of radio communication from one end of the yard to the other, poor lighting, uneven […] Read More »

Safety: bright lights a hazard

Feb 24, 2011News

A number of members raised concerns about lighting issues within the new Epping to Chatswood rail corridor, and possible short-term and long-term effects on drivers’ health and welfare. RailCorp initially denied any concerns existed that […] Read More »

Quick fix for dash glare

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

Finally, RailCorp is taking action on a matter that’s been bugging drivers since the new OSCAR locos were delivered – dash glare. Unfortunately the trains have been leaving the manufacturer without an adequate anti-glare coating […] Read More »


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