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Brian changes track after 32 years

Jun 9, 2011Uncategorized

Pacific National veteran and long-time RTBU delegate Brian Glover has farewelled his colleagues and accepted a job with rival operator Freightliner. Brian resigned from PN after being stood down in controversial circumstances six weeks ago. […] Read More »

Transport Ministers: Fatigue and drug and alcohol management need more work

May 27, 2011News

The National Rail Safety Regulator (NRSR) looks to be established by the beginning of 2013 after a meeting of Australia’s transport ministers last week. Before the national law can be finalised, however, there are still […] Read More »

Drivers pissed off about urine testing

May 27, 2011Uncategorized

Our Loco Express poll on urine testing shows strong dissatisfaction with urine testing across the rail industry. Vote now. 98% of Loco Express readers want drug testing to switch from urine to saliva swab testing, […] Read More »

Super outcome at IRA

May 27, 2011Uncategorized

Drivers at freight operator Independent Railways of Australia overwhelmingly endorsed a new Enterprise Agreement this week that pushes employer-provided superannuation up to an industry-leading 14%. The three-year agreement also kisses goodbye to an arrangement where […] Read More »

Update: Waratah train handover

May 25, 2011News

As members will be aware, RailCorp has been handed set A03 to commence evaluations prior to acceptance or rejection of the set for operational purposes. This period of evaluation expired on the weekend of the 22/23 […] Read More »

Transfer & Placement Policy dispute update

May 25, 2011News

As previously reported, RailCorp was seeking to recruit and appoint new train drivers directly to Mortdale, Flemington and Hornsby depots, bypassing known Industrial agreements about depot transfer waiting lists. The RTBU placed this matter into […] Read More »

Freightliner EA comes into effect

May 20, 2011News

The EA, which will make Freightliner employees the highest paid employees with some of the best conditions, will come into effect today. The agreement will see workers receive a 12% pay rise over 3 years […] Read More »

Welcome to new members from QLD Rail National

May 20, 2011News

QLD Rail National is expanding at a rapid rate, with employee numbers at the Newcastle coal depot recently jumping from 30 to 230. The Loco Division was pleased to visit the depot recently and meet […] Read More »

Union rep returned to work at PN Coal

May 20, 2011News

A union representative at PN coal in the Hunter Valley has been returned to work after a review found that the allegations leading to his initial stand down were unfounded. The Loco Division rep was […] Read More »

Members the focus of Loco NSW tour

May 19, 2011Uncategorized

RTBU members will be given the opportunity to talk about the issues important to them during a NSW tour planned by the RTBU Loco Division. I will be conducting a 7-stop tour of the state […] Read More »