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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 »

Secretary’s wrap

Jun 10, 2016Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

We’ve made it past the halfway mark of the Federal Election and while transport hasn’t been a defining topic of the first half of the campaign, a lot can still happen between now and 2 […] Read More »

Aurizon Mayfield Coal update

Jun 9, 2016News

During the shutdown last week, Aurizon Mayfield Coal members met with the local organiser to discuss a number of workplace issues, including workplace delegate nominations, health and safety reps and other key matters of concern. […] Read More »

In-cab recording devices

May 27, 2016News

Last year, the RTBU was advised that Aurizon proposed to retrofit 75 Standard Gauge Locomotives with in-cab forward facing camera’s that stores visual and audio data. This was met with serious concern by the National […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Mar 18, 2016Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

Could we be finally be nearing the end of the Asciano sale back and forth? The latest news is that Qube and Brookfield have agreed to divvy-up the assets, meaning the end of the saga […] Read More »

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