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New Sydney Trains Train Crew Depots

Sep 17, 2014News

Consultation with Sydney Trains is currently underway regarding the establishment of train crew depots at Leppington Stabling Yard (LSY) and Auburn Stabling Yard (ASY). Read More »

Goulburn delegate challenges local MP over IR laws

Jun 17, 2011Uncategorized

A delegation of public sector workers met Goulburn state MP and Family and Community Services minister Pru Goward last Friday in an attempt to get the MP to cross the floor and vote against the […] Read More »

RTBU tour highlights problems facing regional workers

Jun 16, 2011Uncategorized

As the freight industry continues to expand, and the reactivation of country depots becomes increasingly important, I was pleased to have the chance to take a four-day regional NSW tour to meet with members and […] Read More »

Transfer & Placement Policy dispute update

May 25, 2011News

As previously reported, RailCorp was seeking to recruit and appoint new train drivers directly to Mortdale, Flemington and Hornsby depots, bypassing known Industrial agreements about depot transfer waiting lists. The RTBU placed this matter into […] Read More »

Changes for staff at PN Grafton Intermodal

Apr 21, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU has been in negotiations with Pacific National Intermodal to protect workers at the soon to be downsized Grafton depot. Following improvements to tracks between Brisbane and Taree, drivers transporting steel between the two […] Read More »

Update: transfer dispute escalated

Apr 20, 2011Uncategorized

RTBU members recently met with RailCorp to resolve a dispute over its recent decision to recruit and appoint graduating Trainee Drivers to Mortdale, Flemington and Hornsby Depots. As reported previously in Loco Express, the RTBU […] Read More »

Loco victory will see proper update to master rosters

Apr 12, 2011News

The Loco Division recently entered into a dispute with RailCorp over a proposal to add additional work into driver diagrams, which would breach the 2010 EA, the Drivers Rostering and Working Arrangements [DR&WA] and the […] Read More »

Update: Transfer and Roster Placement Policy Success

Apr 5, 2011News

RTBU is pleased to announce that it has had some success in ensuring RailCorp uphold the Transfer and Roster Placement Policy and the Seniority system currently in place. The RTBU previously reported that it had […] Read More »

New Depots and Stabling Facilities

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

A meeting was held late last year to discuss the various new works being undertaken by RailCorp to construct several new stabling facilities for the suburban fleet. Emu Plains Penrith Yard is proposed to be […] Read More »

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