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Labor fires privatisation and safety warning amid rail asset overhaul

Apr 5, 2017News

NSW Labor has raised safety and privatisation concerns about a proposed overhaul of management of the state’s rail assets. The proposed changes, introduced into Parliament last week by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, would move rail assets […] Read More »

Former RailCorp boss could be next Qld Rail CEO

Feb 16, 2017News

The new Queensland Rail chief executive officer is set to be announced this week and former RailCorp chief operating officer Andy Byford looks likely to win the job. Read more in the Brisbane Times.   Read More »

RailCorp/TfNSW workers get the training they deserve

May 16, 2014News

The Loco Division has long been a strong advocate for the need to support driver trainers at RailCorp / TfNSW through professional development days in both the training and technical elements of the role. Read More »

National Rail 20 year reunion

Jan 15, 2014Update

Ex-employees of National Rail Corporation are holding a 20 year reunion on April 5. All past and present employees from National Rail Corporation and Pacific National Intermodal are invited to attend and catch up with […] Read More »

Rail Entities Log of claims

Nov 28, 2013News

A resolution will be put to Rail Entities members for endorsement at upcoming mass meetings. Read More »

Worried about being pushed to work too many hours?

Oct 24, 2013News

Members at Sydney Trains have raised concerns about management requesting that drivers work above the legal maximum number of hours per shift. Read More »

Rail entities negotiations kick off

Oct 8, 2013News

Negotiations with the government over the new Rail Entities enterprise agreement kicked off today with a meeting between the Minister for Transport and representatives of the Combined Rail Unions. Read More »

Welfare phone calls: management shows a caring side…

Aug 9, 2013News

Sydney Trains management has commenced a practice of ringing members who are on sick leave for the purpose of a supposed “welfare check”. Read More »

CountryLink set to move into freight

Jul 25, 2013News

CountryLink looked poised to enter the freight sector, if its 48 Class training package being rolled out by the company was anything to go by. Read More »

Explosive impact on safety

Jul 25, 2013News

RailCorp recently made a decision to remove Rail Safety Signals otherwise known as ‘detonators’ from their network. In eliminating this safety precaution, workers’ safety is reliant on the notoriously troubled train radio system. Read More »

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