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Learning from our near-death experience with Aurizon

Jun 28, 2017News

***Below is the speech given by RTBU National Organiser Leanne Holmes on behalf of RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva at one of the delegates’ workshops this week.*** Good afternoon everyone. When the rail freight giant […] Read More »

Big job loss fears hang over final decision on sale of Aurizon

May 22, 2017News

Aurizon’s intermodal business could be broken up and sold, rather than offloaded, and this could trigger the loss of hundreds of jobs, according to The Australian. It’s reported that UBS is continuing to consider options […] 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 »

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 »

Driverless trains could be on new Aurizon CEO’s wishlist

Jan 10, 2017News

A recent article in the Australian Financial Review speculates that introducing driverless trains and continuing to cut staff could be among the changes that new Aurizon CEO Andrew Harding will make to the company.   Harding replaced Lance Hockridge […] Read More »

ACCC responds to Aurizon and PN proposals to acquire GRail

Oct 7, 2016News

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is assessing Aurizon and Pacific National’s competing proposals to acquire Glencore Coal’s rail business, Grail. The ACCC has released a combined Statement of Issues and is assessing their proposals against […] Read More »

Newcastle Local Freight Meetings

Oct 6, 2016News

Date: Thursday 13th October 2016 Venue: Carrington Bowling Club Pacific National: 10am-11.30am Aurizon: 12.00pm to 1.30pm Freightliner: 2pm to 3.30pm All members are welcome to attend their respective meetings. Meetings will cover general business and give […] Read More »

Big changes on the horizon at Aurizon

Aug 25, 2016News

Aurizon is looking to replace current chief executive Lance Hockridge, sell the Moorebank freight hub and is considering selling their intermodal and freight businesses. An article in the Australian Financial Review this weeks speculates that former Rio Tinto iron ore […] Read More »

Aurizon’s full-year profit down 88%

Aug 15, 2016News

Aurizon has forecast flat rail haulage volumes and pledged deeper cost cutting after reporting an 88 per cent drop in full year net profit to $72 million, according to reports in the Australian Financial Review. Aurizon is reviewing its […] Read More »

Aurizon Coal Mayfield – your local issues discussed

Jun 24, 2016News

Are you an Aurizon Coal, Mayfield Depot member? You’ll want to read this. Following a recent meeting with members, the RTBU met with management to discuss a number of issues affecting members at the depot. […] Read More »