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Standing Together to Secure Our Conditions

Jul 20, 2017News

At the meeting held on July 18th, the management of Sydney and NSW Trains responded to the members’ claims and put forward their own claims for a new agreement. Despite management platitudes, it was clear […] Read More »

United for a fair agreement

Jul 13, 2017News

Update 3, Wednesday July 12 Our combined rail unions’ representatives have just begun negotiations with Sydney and NSW Trains management for our new agreement/s. This meeting was our chance to tell management what matters to […] Read More »

NSW Rail Entities 2017: Enterprise Bargaining

Jun 30, 2017News

Sydney Trains and NSW Trains may soon send out Representation Notices to employees of the two Rail Entities. These Notices may be posted on Notice Boards and may be forwarded to people’s home addresses. The […] Read More »

Easter/Anzac Day Public Holiday Dispute: NSW Trains

May 3, 2017News

  NSW Trains have once again failed to provide the required public holiday rosters within the 14 day advice timeframe outlined in the Driver Rostering and Working Arrangements, Clause 3.10.2. Members will recall a similar […] Read More »

Mobile phones for NSW Trains drivers

Apr 5, 2017News

Members are advised that NSW Trains is about to commence a trial of iPhone 6s for drivers to use in conjunction with the “TellUs” app for reporting train faults. The intent is to use these […] Read More »

71 people faced with uncertainty as Newcastle train call centre closes

Mar 18, 2017News

— Media Release — The Rail Tram and Bus Union of NSW is condemning the decision of the NSW Liberal Government for the closure of Newcastle based NSW Trains call centre where 71 people are […] Read More »

ATP Testing, Gosford to Wyong

Feb 22, 2017News

The RTBULD are continuing to be consulted and involved in the ATP Project as it moves forward with testing, trialling and the fitment of hardware. During March 2017 to June 2017 testing will be conducted […] Read More »

Management changes at NSW Trains

Feb 16, 2017News

Rob Mason will be stepping down from the role of NSW TrainLink Chief Executive. Sydney Trains’ Howard Collins will take on the additional role of Acting Chief Executive for NSW Trainlink. Pete Allaway, the Executive […] Read More »

Travelodge update

Feb 11, 2017News

Previously on Loco Express we reported the removal of the kitchen and recreation room by Travelodge management. Since then, NSW Trains have been investigating other hotels that provide cooking facilities however, the costs have proven prohibitive. […] Read More »

The latest on the XPT kettle situation

Feb 11, 2017News

NSW Trains removed the kettles from XPT locomotives late last year following the discovery of fibreglass particles in the bottom of some kettles. This contamination was caused by the kettle spout rubbing against the adjacent […] Read More »