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New digs for PN at Chullora

Aug 1, 2012Uncategorized

Staff and crew at the PN Intermodal office at Chullora are delighted that they can finally see some progress in the construction of their long-promised new office.   Due to be opened in November the […] Read More »

Pacific National Bulk EA update and briefing sessions

Jun 14, 2012News

The Pacific National Bulk negotiating team are in the midst of regular meetings with the company on a new Enterprise Agreement. Freight Organiser Kevin Pryor said the negotiations, while often tense, are going pretty much […] Read More »

EBA process grinds to halt as PN Coal reneges on agreement

Mar 16, 2012Uncategorized

The RTBU has suspended all EBA negotiations with all business groups at Pacific National after PN Coal backtracked from the previous agreement of a common expiry date for a three-year agreement. At odds with the […] Read More »

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 »