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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 »

PN train drivers on strike in Victoria

May 3, 2017News

The NSW Locomotive Division fully supports the Victorian Locomotive Division and its members for standing up to Pacific National’s attempt to cut and undermine conditions of employment and take home pay. Workers began a 48-hour […] Read More »

PN NSW VIC: A lot of talk and no change

Apr 21, 2017News

Prior to Easter, your EA team again met with PN management in good faith to further progress your EA. Once again PN had a lot to say about their concept document and how they need […] Read More »

PN starts the blame game

Apr 4, 2017News

Last Wednesday & Thursday we met with PN management in an attempt to negotiate your new agreement. With next to no progress, after around nine or 10 meeting days, the only thing that has been agreed is that there […] Read More »

Vic PN Rural & Bulk to commence industrial action

Mar 22, 2017News

The Victorian Locomotive Division has advised PN Rural and Bulk (R&B Victoria) that Victorian Locomotive Division members employed by PN R&B (in Victoria) will commence protected industrial action against Pacific National R&B from Wednesday 22nd […] Read More »

PN intermodal drivers EBA update

Mar 21, 2017News

Negotiations with PN management on your Log of Claims is moving at a snail’s pace with little or no progress at all. Management is providing resistance at every step of the way. At every stage […] Read More »

PN NSW Bulk EA: Fake Negotiations

Mar 18, 2017News

Your negotiation team met with PN management again on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March. We had anticipated the actual negotiations would start this round of meetings after both sides had put their Part A […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

It’s great to see Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle continuing to stand up for rail and advocating for passenger safety. Last week she called for the NIF contract with South Korean consortium Hyundai Rotem to […] Read More »

Fake shifts = fake APM

Mar 6, 2017News

We recently reported a recommendation from the Fair Work Commission regarding Port Waratah rosters. Shortly after that the RTBU wrote to Pacific National seeking clarity on how it calculated the hours. Read the News Flash […] Read More »

PN Intermodal drivers EBA update

Feb 26, 2017National News

Further meetings have been held with Paci c National management who have now advised us of their four main priority claims. They are Driver Only Operations, Relay Working, Sign On/Sign Off points and Flexible Employment. […] Read More »

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