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PN Coal denies misuse of the stand-down clause at Port Kembla

Mar 4, 2012Update

An inadequate stand-down notice issued by PN Coal, that affected train crew at Port Kembla and Lithgow, has lead to the RTBU seeking help from FWA help clarify how stand-down notices should be issued to […] Read More »

Delegate Profile: Cootamundra delegate increases membership to almost 100 per cent

Dec 22, 2011Update

Brendan Lemay has been a RTBU delegate at Cootamundra for less than 12 months but in that short time has transformed his workplace. Since taking on the position of Depot Organiser he has increased membership […] Read More »

Freight Update

Dec 5, 2011Update

2009 EA Back Pay: After many months of correspondence, the RTBU Locomotive division has finally been able to achieve back pay for two members who transferred from PN Coal to PN Bulk during the 12 […] Read More »

Interstate drivers find common ground at QLD coal conference

Aug 29, 2011Update

The Queensland Branch of the RTBU, with the support of the National Office, convened the National Coal Train Drivers Conference in July 26 at Sarina, near Mackay, in Queensland. The conference bought together 40 drivers […] Read More »

PN Coal Aggregate update

Jun 27, 2011Update

The Division has been in dispute with PN Coal since March over the non-payment of a provision of their EA in relation to the 9.5% Aggregate Allowance. The dispute revolves around whether the 9.5% is […] Read More »

Brian changes track after 32 years

Jun 9, 2011Update

Pacific National veteran and long-time RTBU delegate Brian Glover has farewelled his colleagues and accepted a job with rival operator Freightliner. Brian resigned from PN after being stood down in controversial circumstances six weeks ago. […] Read More »

Union rep returned to work at PN Coal

May 20, 2011News

A union representative at PN coal in the Hunter Valley has been returned to work after a review found that the allegations leading to his initial stand down were unfounded. The Loco Division rep was […] Read More »

PN Coal 9.5% allowance dispute

Mar 18, 2011News

As reported in an earlier Loco Express article, PN Coal had made an application for a hearing in FWA regarding the intent of the 9.5% Aggregate Allowance payments within the EA. The Division had our […] Read More »

PN Coal 9.5% aggregate allowance dispute: update

Mar 10, 2011News

The Division has been in dispute with PN Coal in regards to the payment of the 9.5% Aggregate Allowance as provided for in the EA. Last week and without any notice to the RTBU, PN […] Read More »

Potential exposure to contaminants in tunnels

Feb 24, 2011News

The RTBU is working with rail operators to ensure train crews are adequately protected from potential exposure to dangerous contaminants, including diesel fumes in the case a train breaks down in a tunnel. Crew is […] Read More »

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