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NSW Railways History, the month of July

Jul 28, 2017News

July 1850 The first company to start rail transport in New South Wales was the Sydney Railway Company which was incorporated on 10 October 1849 with the aim of building a railway from Sydney to […] Read More »

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 »

Workers’ compensation amendments still wreaking havoc

Apr 10, 2017News

As many workers in New South Wales have just settled into the New Year, it is a timely reminder that many will be spending 2017 preparing themselves for the full impact of the 2012 changes […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Mar 31, 2017Secretary's run-down

“In short, the very wealthy have too much power in our country and ordinary Australians – working people – do not have enough.” That’s how ACTU Secretary Sally McManus summed up today’s Australia at her Press […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

It’s great to see Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle continuing to stand up for rail and advocating for passenger safety. Last week she called for the NIF contract with South Korean consortium Hyundai Rotem to […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Feb 17, 2017News

Recently we were delighted to hear the news that the Fair Work Commission has ruled in favour of the seven Loco Division members who were made forcibly redundant by PN in July 2015. The FWC […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Dec 16, 2016Secretary's run-down

Another year is drawing to a close and I’d like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas on behalf of everyone here at the Loco Division. The festive season can […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

The year is coming to an end but things aren’t winding down here at the Loco Division: we’ve been busy as ever with the BBQ depot tour, ongoing Sydney Trains reform talks and planning for […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

We’ve finally got something to report on the Sydney Trains Reform (otherwise known as the “Future Operations Program”). At a combined delegates’ forum last week management proposed to increase rostered shift limits to 8 hours […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Pacific National’s decision to cut more than 120 jobs, mostly from the Hunter and the Illawarra, is a slap in the face for permanent workers everywhere. It appears that PN’s strategy is to casualise the […] Read More »

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