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PN drags its feet on EA negotiations

Mar 12, 2012Uncategorized

The RTBU is currently negotiating with four divisions of Pacific National – operational, intermodal train crew, coal and bulk – as the current EAs expire on June 30, 2012. The negotiations have been going on […] Read More »

Clyde fuelling point finally gets an upgrade

Dec 16, 2011Uncategorized

Due to limited access and safety concerns about an elevated walkway at Clyde fuelling point, earlier this year members requested that the RTBU conduct an OH&S evaluation. The inspection identified a number of safety concerns […] Read More »

Westons workers protected from hazardous dust

Dec 16, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU Loco Division has worked closely with management at Weston’s mill at Enfield to limit dangerous exposure to dust in the workplace. After member complaints regarding their exposure to dust at the site, a […] Read More »

PN Victoria EA signed off

Dec 14, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU and PN have now finished negotiations on the new PN Victoria EA and the EA was presented to all employees on October 26 and 27 through emails and depot distribution. Depot tours by […] Read More »

Freight drivers frozen out of digital radio process

Nov 15, 2011Uncategorized

Freight drivers are being left in the dark as the freight companies refuse to share information or consult with drivers about the transition to digital radio.  The existing analogue radio system, CountryNet, is due to […] Read More »

Long Service Leave win at PN

Jun 21, 2011Uncategorized

Drivers with more than five years service at PN Rail (Intermodal and Bulk) who have left the company will now be paid pro-rata long service leave after PN tried to get out of honouring the […] Read More »

Changes for staff at PN Grafton Intermodal

Apr 21, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU has been in negotiations with Pacific National Intermodal to protect workers at the soon to be downsized Grafton depot. Following improvements to tracks between Brisbane and Taree, drivers transporting steel between the two […] 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 Intermodal Meeting

Mar 18, 2011News

As a result of a number of EA interpretation issues, many involving local depot dispute notices, a meeting is being arranged with PN Intermodal to discuss the following issues: • Being rostered for an AVP […] 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 »

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