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Fatigue risk for PN drivers

Nov 23, 2015News

The Loco Division is very concerned about reports of members being forced to drive  from Gunnedah back to Werris Creek after driving their train for more than 10 hours. This situation has come about as a result […] Read More »

Boggabri viaduct update

Nov 23, 2015News

The RTBU was forced to refer the Boggabri viaduct to the regulator and Safe Work NSW after concerns were raised about the lack of emergency and safety systems in place on the section of track. […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Nov 20, 2015Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

NSW sweltered in 40+ degree heat today, which as we all know can have a significant impact on our transport systems and workers. As this brutal reminder that summer is here hit us today, I’d […] Read More »

PN doesn’t let facts get in the way of the story

Nov 10, 2015News

Pacific National certainly didn’t let the facts get in the way of the story when it sent a message out on Saturday morning blaming the Loco Division for the company’s decision to withdraw in-principle agreement […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Oct 16, 2015Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our recent Sydney Trains reform survey. We had over 350 responses – 69 per cent of which were from drivers. It’s clear from they survey […] Read More »

ACCC raises questions about Asciano takeover

Oct 16, 2015News

The ACCC has thrown a spanner in the works of Brookfield’s plans to takeover Asciano. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that it has serious concerns about the access regimes relating to the […] Read More »

Pacific National delusional on casuals

Oct 16, 2015News

Pacific National is insistent that its move to introduce a casual workforce is not a problem for current workers. The company has also refused to admit it is in dispute with the union. Even despite […] Read More »

PN’s move to hire casuals

Oct 13, 2015News

Pacific National has started a process of employing a casual workforce in the Newcastle and Gunnedah Basin region, without any consultation with the union. The company sent a communication out to members in the region […] Read More »

No emergency plan for Boggabri and Maules Creek bridge

Sep 23, 2015Uncategorized

The Loco Division has been forced to act after Pacific National failed to provide emergency and safety information about its Boggabri and Maules Creek viaduct despite months of requests. Pacific National members have been requesting […] Read More »

What does Pacific National have to hide?

Jul 9, 2015News

As many of our Pacific National members would know, we have serious concerns about the labour rationalisation process at Cootamundra, Parkes and IBT depots. Read More »