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Auditor to investigate Kangy Angy maintenance site

Dec 16, 2016News

The NSW Auditor General has been asked to investigate how tiny, flood-affected Kangy Angy became preferred site for the new Sydney-Newcastle Intercity train maintenance facility, only weeks after Transport for NSW was slammed for a […] Read More »

Hunter and Illawarra jobs go as Pacific National cuts 121 freight rail positions

Oct 28, 2016News

Pacific National has announced big job cuts which will hit the Hunter Valley and the Illawarra hard. There are 121 jobs on the line in total, with 32 drivers to go from Port Waratah, eight from Greta, […] Read More »

Newcastle Local Freight Meetings

Oct 6, 2016News

Date: Thursday 13th October 2016 Venue: Carrington Bowling Club Pacific National: 10am-11.30am Aurizon: 12.00pm to 1.30pm Freightliner: 2pm to 3.30pm All members are welcome to attend their respective meetings. Meetings will cover general business and give […] Read More »

RTBU Women’s Campaign Committee On The Road

Aug 10, 2016News

The RTBU Women’s Campaign Committee (WCC) is travelling up to Newcastle for the next meeting.  As such, the WCC would like to extend an invitation for all women that are RTBU members to attend this […] Read More »

Aurizon stoops to new low

Jul 22, 2016News

After advertising for train crew at Newcastle last September, a number of Quirindi-based Aurizon employees were told they had been successful and had been given one of the advertised jobs. The manager even phoned to congratulate them […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Jul 15, 2016Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

Election day has come and gone, and while it took a long time to finally get a result, we now finally know that Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition has retained government. One thing that the results made […] Read More »

Help keep Newcastle’s public transport in public hands

Mar 17, 2016News

The NSW Government’s plans to privatise Newcastle’s buses, ferries and light rail are still well and truly on the agenda. If this is allowed to happen, it would be disastrous for local workers and the […] Read More »

Freightliner Coal Newcastle – depot committee

Feb 12, 2016News

Freightliner Coal Newcastle members Steve Crockett, Jarrod Cameron and Anthony Redding, have been elected to from a depot committee and to assist as workplace delegates. The elections came after a member meeting was held to […] Read More »

Newcastle ‘stop the privatisation’ rally: 1 December

Nov 24, 2015News

The NSW Government recently announced its plans to privatise Newcastle’s buses, ferries and light rail. Join the rally calling on the Premier to stop the sell off of our vital pubic transport services on 1 […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

The discussions about Sydney Trains reform aren’t going away anytime soon. We’ve been in further discussions with the company recently, and you can see all the updates on that here on the website. We may […] Read More »

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