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Transport Minister should apologise for slur on workforce

Oct 26, 2012News

Workers across NSW woke recently to see the NSW Transport Minister in the newspapers calling hardworking Railcorp workers bludgers. Read More »

The “Quack” is back

Oct 24, 2012News

Members will recall from previous articles RailCorp’s proposal to install a low decibel “quacker” on trains utilising Macdonaldtown Yard. The intention of this devise is to eliminate the use of the train horn during preparation, […] Read More »

Finger scanning payroll system put on the backburner

Aug 23, 2012News

Railcorp’s planned $16million contract to use finger scanning to record hours worked has been given the axe before it even got off the ground. The NSW Government gave the contract to introduce a new payroll […] Read More »

Railcorp set to hit the charts

Aug 2, 2012News

We’ve seen the rise of UK teen pop group One Direction, Karise Eden from TV show the Voice has skyrocketed into the charts with her new album – now is Railcorp set to become the […] Read More »

Finally, Railcorp addresses the big issue – grooming

Jul 12, 2012Hot Topic

Put those sunglasses away and get that stubble off your face – Railcorp has decided its time for employees to spruce up. It appears that Railcorp has decided that the issues of overcrowding and staff moral should be put on the backburner while they concentrate on something far more important – grooming. Read More »

Auburn induction training package up and running

Jun 27, 2012Uncategorized

In early June RailCorp and the RTBU finally agreed on an induction package for the Auburn maintenance centre. The negotiations were lengthy and made more complex as the parties had to resolve several site specific […] Read More »

Waratah (almost) faultless

Jun 21, 2012Uncategorized

After the initial teething problems with the Waratah there are now nine operational Waratah sets, with eight running daily and one on standby. Set number 23 is now in Australia and is currently at Cardiff […] Read More »

RailCorp loses its sectorisation bid… again

May 23, 2012Uncategorized

Earlier this year Fair Work Australia rejected RailCorp’s attempts to introduce sectorisation under the guise of “managerial prerogative”, saying that RailCorp was required to follow the process of consultation outlined in the EA for any […] Read More »

RailCorp backs down on maintainance proposals

May 13, 2012Uncategorized

The RTBU can now announce that RailCorp has dropped its attempt to have medically restricted drivers perform shed and wash rosters within maintenance centers. Members are reminded that this proposal formed one portion of RailCorp’s […] Read More »

RailCorp challenges sectorisation ruling

Apr 26, 2012Uncategorized

RailCorp has decided to appeal a Fair Work Australia ruling on sectorisation handed down in March. The FWA ruled in favour of the RTBU saying the introduction of sectorisation, which would prevent drivers being rostered […] Read More »

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