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You’re invited: RTBU Women’s Committee meeting

Feb 14, 2017News

Guest Speaker – Ged Kearney, President ACTU Friday, 7th March 2017 09.00 – 16.00pm, drop-ins welcome. RTBU Bus Division Office 83-89 Renwick St Redfern. (no parking on site) Lunch provided Don’t miss it!! Read More »

Aurizon returns to profit

Feb 14, 2017News

Aurizon has returned to profit, reporting a first half net profit of $54 million. New Aurizon boss Andrew Harding talked up the future of the company and predicted an increase in coal production in the near future, […] Read More »

Stop Malcolm’s Cuts

Feb 14, 2017News

From Australian Unions: Malcolm Turnbull is telling people with disabilities they cannot have the support they need unless other Australians suffer devastating cuts to the their incomes. Turnbull is trying to pit Australians against each […] Read More »

The Dangers of Social Media in the Employment Context

Feb 14, 2017News

(Article thanks to Michael Barnes, from RTBU’s legal firm Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers) Social Media can have a very expansive definition however, for our purposes, we will limit Social Media to user-generated content in an electronic form […] Read More »

Travelodge update

Feb 11, 2017News

Previously on Loco Express we reported the removal of the kitchen and recreation room by Travelodge management. Since then, NSW Trains have been investigating other hotels that provide cooking facilities however, the costs have proven prohibitive. […] Read More »

The latest on the XPT kettle situation

Feb 11, 2017News

NSW Trains removed the kettles from XPT locomotives late last year following the discovery of fibreglass particles in the bottom of some kettles. This contamination was caused by the kettle spout rubbing against the adjacent […] Read More »

Transport Equip system coming to Sydney Trains in July

Feb 11, 2017News

The Loco Division have attended consultative meetings regarding an integration of Payroll, Human Resources, Procurement and Finance so that these all occur from one place and not across multiple systems and processes. Transport Equip is […] Read More »

PN: Negotiations have finally commenced on a replacement EA

Feb 9, 2017News

There have been three meetings to date with Pacific National management where the RTBU negotiating team has been strongly pressing your Log of Claims to the company. Negotiations are already proving difficult with little give […] Read More »

Sharp increase in EA terminations

Feb 7, 2017News

Many of you will remember the 2015 RTBU case against Aurizon’s attempt to terminate the QLD Enterprise Agreement.  Ultimately, the Fair Work Commission ruled in Aurizon’s favour, allowing the company to terminate a series of hard-fought […] Read More »

Loco Division Members win redundancy appeal against Pacific National

Feb 1, 2017News

After a long hard fight the seven locomotive drivers represented by the RTBU NSW Locomotive Division have won an appeal against Pacific National (PN) after being made redundant in July 2015. After losing their jobs […] Read More »