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Proposed Change to Millennium and OSCAR Safety Measures

Apr 5, 2011News

RailCorp have recently announced a proposal to change the Vigilance Timing Cycle on Millennium and OSCAR trains to 30 seconds, bringing them in line with the remainder of the fleet. RailCorp believes this change is […] Read More »

Farewell Pricey

Apr 1, 2011Uncategorized

Best wishes from the RTBU Loco Division to retiring RailCorp Driver Greg Price. Greg, who was based at Wollongong and Moss Vale during his career, has been a long-term union activist and delegate who has […] Read More »

RailCorp: train preparation at risk

Mar 23, 2011News

RailCorp have proposed to reduce the train preparation procedure (for silver sets and Tangara trains) and therefore reduce the time taken by drivers to perform this important work. For 18 months, the loco division has […] Read More »

Dispute: appointment of trainee drivers

Mar 18, 2011News

The RTBU have recently gone into dispute with RailCorp over its intention to appoint Trainee Drivers to Mortdale, Hornsby & Flemington Depots upon graduation from this course. These Trainees were offered employment to take up […] Read More »

Dispute: Notch 4 Driving

Mar 18, 2011News

In December 2010 RailCorp announced it wished to instigate this change to current driving practices by having drivers move the master controller straight to 4 notch instead of progressively stepping up to full power. It […] Read More »

ETR sign-on times update

Mar 18, 2011News

As previously reported in Loco Express, RailCorp are seeking to reduce the Suburban Drivers Sign on times from 16min to 10min based on the current method of Safety Critical Documentation distribution and the inclusion of […] Read More »

Agreement reached on representation for members

Mar 7, 2011News

The Loco Division has successfully gained an agreement to have members of its Divisional Council trained and made available to represent members who need support at Coaching & Development meetings required with management. There have […] Read More »

New stabling arrangements

Mar 7, 2011News

The RTBU is currently working with RailCorp to resolve issues that have arisen around the stabling of eight “S” sets and up to eight Waratah trains at Enfield Yard. The RTBU is pleased to see […] Read More »

Macdonaldtown train horn noise project

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

Work is continuing on the project to develop an audible warning system for use in depots across the RailCorp network that meets safety requirements while not breaching NSW noise pollution laws. There is a proposal […] Read More »

Mentor Driver, initial consultation

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

As members will be aware, the Mentor Driver position arose from the 2010 Enterprise Agreement negotiations with the intention of creating an additional role within the RailCorp Training structure. As part of these negotiations, the […] Read More »

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