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Train drivers billed for unnecessary drug screenings

Jan 16, 2014News

The RTBU has demanded answers after train drivers were billed for unnecessary and invasive drug screenings at Western Plains Medical Centre. Two NSW Trains members based in Dubbo have told their local Locomotive Division Delegate […] Read More »

PN Coal negotiations remain stalled

Feb 19, 2013News

Talks have been held with Pacific National in the Fair Work Commission this afternoon in an attempt to reach an agreement on the current PN Coal enterprise agreement. Read More »

PN Coal negotiations go back to FWA

Feb 13, 2013News

Pacific National Coal negotiations will continue in the Fair Work Commission after Minister for Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, stepped in to help resolve the current dispute. Read More »

FWA approves PN Intermodal ballot

Feb 7, 2013News

The union’s application for a Protected Action Ballot for Pacific National Intermodal train crew was today approved by Fair Work Australia. Read More »

Miners threat of legal action an attack on workers rights

Jan 29, 2013News

In an unprecedented attack on the rights of workers, two mining companies have threatened legal action against the RTBU over the potential Pacific National Coal protected industrial action. Read More »

El Zorro refuse to budge on RDO dispute

Jan 24, 2013News

The El Zorro dispute over the company’s changes to the rostered days off clause in the enterprise agreement, without union consultation, has been referred to Fair Work Australia. 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 »

PN Coal workers face industrial action vote

Dec 4, 2012News

Fair Work Australia has ruled in favour of the Loco Division’s application for a protected industrial action ballot following a breakdown in negotiations with Pacific National over a new Coal EBA. Read More »

Freightliner agreement gets the nod

Sep 17, 2012News

The new Freightliner Agreement, which members recently voted up, will come into effect on the 21st September. Fair Work Australia approved the Freightliner Enterprise Agreement on the 14th September, after members voted unanimously in favour […] Read More »

No urine testing for Endeavour – company accepts drug and alcohol testing ruling

Sep 6, 2012News

Endeavour Energy has written to all its employees informing them that it has accepted Fair Work Australia’s ruling against the use of urine testing for the presence of drugs and alcohol, and will move forward […] Read More »

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