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Loco Division stands with Sydney bus drivers

May 19, 2017News

The Loco Division is standing with Sydney bus drivers who are protesting the NSW Government’s announcement that they will privatise bus services across the inner west. This decision will mean 1,200 public transport workers will […] Read More »

No plans to sell off South Coast rail line

May 17, 2017News

Transport for NSW has refuted claims that it was considering privatising the Illawarra train line. The Illawarra line finishes at Waterfall and any such move towards privatising it would likely have flow-on effects for the […] Read More »

Sydney Trains reshuffles the Train Crew deck…….again!

May 17, 2017News

  Sydney Trains recently announced a new management structure for its Operations Directorate, which includes train crew management. Historically, one General Manager position has been allocated to train crew. However under this new structure, two “Directors” […] Read More »

Survey finds glare an issue on refurbished Explorer cabs

May 17, 2017News

Members will recall that part of Sydney Trains’ Endeavour and Explorer cab refurbishment process included painting the crew cab area walls and desk areas, resulting in the Loco Division having to have the process ceased because of glare […] Read More »

Update on Travelodge refurbishments and floor allocation

May 17, 2017News

Members will be aware of the ongoing issues with the Sydney Travelodge and its continued refurbishment process that has seen crew shuffled around different rooms and floors. One change was the removal of the crew recreation […] Read More »

Penalty rate changes to cost $667m: report

May 17, 2017News

A reduction in Sunday penalty rates means workers across country Australia risk losing more than $660 million each year, new modelling shows. The McKell Institute also says the Fair Work Commission’s decision to align weekend […] Read More »

Safety concerns over state government plan to dump train guards on Newcastle to Sydney line

May 13, 2017News

A train guard has spoken out about the Government’s unsafe plan to dump train guards on the Newcastle line. There’s a survey at the end of the article asking ‘Should all trains have guards on […] Read More »

Transport NOW – Federal Budget Wrap

May 12, 2017News

This year’s Federal Budget has received a mixed reaction – with some positive announcements in infrastructure and social policy, combined with a smattering of cruel and heartless measures designed specifically to punish poor and vulnerable […] Read More »

PN survey results now in!

May 11, 2017News

Thank you to all members who participated in our recent survey! We had a fantastic response and the results have given us a clear picture that we can now take to Pacific National. See the results and […] Read More »

Opal card fares to rise on July 3, Transport Minister Andrew Constance announces

May 11, 2017News

Public transport users in NSW face a 2.4 per cent increase in Opal fares from July, which the state government stresses is in line with inflation and needed to offset a decline in revenue. The […] Read More »