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Parties broker train truce

May 8, 2017News

The industrial dispute which has triggered grain freight chaos in Victoria is far from resolved but warring parties Pacific National (PN) and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) have brokered a truce which will […] Read More »

Aurizon returns to profit

Feb 14, 2017News

Aurizon has returned to profit, reporting a first half net profit of $54 million. New Aurizon boss Andrew Harding talked up the future of the company and predicted an increase in coal production in the near future, […] Read More »

Bill would require two-person crews on US freight trains

Jan 18, 2017News

Attempts by governments and private companies to cut costs by cutting corners on railroad safety are not unique to Australia – they are happening all around the world. In the US there is a push […] Read More »

Update: Hunter Valley Freight Issues

Oct 21, 2016News

  RTBU Locomotive Division recently invited Hunter Valley network owners and operators to a meeting to discuss a number of local issues. We facilitated a meeting at the Newcastle RTBU office and both ARTC and Freightliner sent representatives. […] Read More »

UK front-line workers take the hit as directors’ pay soars

Aug 31, 2016News

Front-line workers at UK freight giant Freightliner Heavy Haul will take part in a strike ballot in a dispute over pay this week. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It is clear from the company […] 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 »

New freight organising structure

Aug 21, 2015News

Meet Brian Head, Byran Williamson and Greg Cameron – the new organising team in the Freight division. Many of you will already know the three of them, having been involved in the union in various […] Read More »

New digs for PN at Chullora

Aug 1, 2012Update

Staff and crew at the PN Intermodal office at Chullora are delighted that they can finally see some progress in the construction of their long-promised new office.   Due to be opened in November the […] Read More »

Sudden relocation takes El Zoro drivers by surprise

Jun 21, 2012Update

Due to a downturn in grain deliveries from the North West NSW, El Zorro has relocated its fleet from the line running between Narrabri and Newcastle to South West NSW at Temora and Cootamundra. This […] Read More »

Moorebank’s a good start but there’s much more to be done

May 9, 2012Update

By 2017 the new freight hub will be up and running in Moorebank including a much-needed rail link from Port Botany to Moorebank. Although it is predicted to remove 3,300 trucks from the road in […] Read More »

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