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NEWSFLASH: PN March 2015 Shutdown Dispute Resolved

Jan 30, 2017Uncategorized

The RTBU are pleased to report to members that this dispute has finally been resolved. PN has agreed to settle the matter to avoid a Hearing, and has agreed to provide compensation for affected workers […] Read More »


Jan 30, 2017Uncategorized

Saturday January 21st saw the second annual ETR Reunion held at Lidcombe Bowling Club. The day organised by Gosford Driver Garry Durrant and his wife Margaret was an overwhelming success with close to 200 current […] Read More »

NEWSFLASH: PN NSW Enterprise Agreement

Jan 27, 2017Uncategorized

First Negotiation Meeting Held Earlier this week your RTBU Negotiation Team has met with PN NSW/ VIC to progress negotiations for the new EA. PN announced that as far as they were concerned the EA […] Read More »

Pacific National’s Shutdown Payout

Jan 27, 2017Uncategorized

Workers on Pacific National’s Hunter Valley coal network are having a happy New Year courtesy of the RTBU, following a dispute over a three-day shutdown in March 2015. PN has agreed to settle the matter […] Read More »

Retirement Dinner for Driver

Jan 24, 2017Uncategorized

Retirement Dinner for Driver Christopher Row. For: Driver Christopher Row Date: Saturday 18th February 2017 Where: Gardner’s Inn (GWH Backheath NSW) Time: 4pm (dinner at 6pm) Cost: $35.00 (includes 2 course buffet dinner, presents and […] Read More »

NEWSFLASH: PN Coal – Master Roster Dispute

Jan 20, 2017Uncategorized

As advised to members in our last newsletter, Pacific National have been pushing on with employee redundancies while attempting to force their roster proposal on employees without proper consultation. Recently one of your HBT delegates […] Read More »

SSR Enterprise Agreement 2017

Jan 20, 2017News

As members would be aware, Southern Shorthaul Railway Australia (SSR) issued a Notice of Representational Rights (NERR) in May 2016. The purpose of an NERR is to formally commence the bargaining process for a new […] Read More »

Thousands of injured workers to lose compensation benefits this year

Jan 20, 2017News

In 2012, the O’Farrell government not only slashed compensation benefits for injured workers but also made these changes retrospective. Now, many workers are facing losing their compensation payments from October if they don’t meet the […] Read More »

40 years on: we remember Granville

Jan 18, 2017News

Today marks 40 years since the Granville Train Disaster – the worst rail disaster in Australia’s history. In 1977 a train derailed near Granville station, followed by the 170-tonne Bold Street Bridge collapsing on carriages […] Read More »

Unconscionable: 12 more redundancies at PN Coal

Jan 18, 2017News

Pacific National management last week returned from their summer vacation with what would seem to be an increased vigor to continue attacking their workforce. They called aside 12 hardworking Port Waratah employees who were told […] Read More »