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My Time and Pay Trial Update

Jun 23, 2015News

Both Sydney and NSW Trains have now commenced a limited trial of the My Time and Pay system across all areas, including train crew. Read More »

NSW Trains CountryLink halts calls

Jan 27, 2015News

NSW Trains has stopped providing important calls to members at some depots across the network. Read More »

CountryLink members have their say

Jun 30, 2014News

CountryLink members will have the opportunity to have their say on the current status of the Rail Entities enterprise agreement over the coming weeks. Read More »

NSW Trains requests drivers pay for their own training

Aug 9, 2013News

It would appear that NSW TrainLink is considering having drivers pay for their own training courses, if recent events are any indication. Read More »

CountryLink set to move into freight

Jul 25, 2013News

CountryLink looked poised to enter the freight sector, if its 48 Class training package being rolled out by the company was anything to go by. Read More »

Farewell for four of Countrylink’s finest

May 9, 2013News

A farewell will be held at the Calala Tavern in late June for four great Werris Creek Countrylink drivers – John Currey, Robert Lovett, Dave Hayward and Norm Bender. Read More »

CountryLink drivers shortchanged

May 7, 2013News

RailCorp recently attempted to shortchange Werris Creek CountryLink drivers, refusing to pay them in full for services cut short by trackwork. Read More »

CountryLink training dispute update

Dec 10, 2012News

The current dispute between the RTBU Loco Division and Railcorp/CountryLink over competency based training has gone before Fair Work Australia. Read More »

Analysis suggests sending Countrylink XPT trains into retirement

Aug 15, 2012News

An analysis into CountryLink’s XPT trains has revealed the fleet has travelled more than three million kilometres further than they were designed to. The confidential report, prepared for the director-general of Transport for NSW, revealed […] Read More »

Farewell to Neil Oliver – CountryLink driver, Junee

Jul 8, 2012News

After 34 years working for the railways in NSW, loyal RTBU member Neil Oliver has resigned to take up a position as Locomotive Driver with Rio Tinto in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Neil […] Read More »

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