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RailCorp fails to derail driver’s dismissal appeal

Mar 27, 2012Uncategorized

The Locomotive Division has had a win at the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) against RailCorp which was attempting to shut down an unfair dismissal case using a legal technicality. Last July a RailCorp driver, Mr […] Read More »

Drivers asked for feedback on Oscar glare trial

Mar 23, 2012Uncategorized

The RTBU been also been pursuing RailCorp over the unacceptable levels of glare from the dash of the Oscar for more than 12 months. As an interim solution ‘dash mats’ were trialled, then several non-reflective/anti-glare […] Read More »

Waratah detrainment ramp finally fixed

Mar 23, 2012Uncategorized

The long-running struggle with RailCorp over the cab detrainment ramp has now been resolved. The two roof-mounted pulleys for the detrainment ramp guide ropes had originally been placed at just the right height for the […] Read More »

3801 drivers missing out on EA rises

Mar 19, 2012Uncategorized

The 3801 steam locomotive, built in Sydney by Clyde Engineering in 1943, has been painstakingly repaired and maintained by full-time, casual and volunteer employees since the 1980s. It’s a labour of love but for a […] Read More »

No polos for you: RailCorp knocks back comfy shirts

Feb 12, 2012Uncategorized

RailCorp has knocked back a request from the RTBU to include polo shirts in the uniform for drivers. RailCorp claims it is seeking a more ‘professional image’ for drivers. This is despite other classifications including […] Read More »

Maintenance Centre Crewing Reform

Jan 13, 2012News

Recently the Division has been advised by RailCorp that the Operations Support and Rollingstock divisions have conducted a review of crew requirements for fault finding shifts, exchange car shifts and mechanical control shifts. The following […] Read More »

Part-Time Employment

Jan 13, 2012News

Recently the Division was advised by RailCorp that “in accordance with clause 141 of the RailCorp Enterprise Agreement 2010”, it has developed a proposal to offer current full-time suburban train crew employees the opportunity to […] Read More »

Union successfully resolves RailCorp New Year dispute

Dec 16, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU met with RailCorp on Thursday December 8 in an effort to resolve the New Year’s Eve (NYE) rostering dispute prior to a conciliation hearing in Fair Work Australia set down for December 9. […] Read More »

Proposed CityRail drivers’ uniform update: Have your say

Dec 13, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU Locomotive Division has been in consultation with RailCorp for a new uniform to be provided for cityrail drivers for quite some time. After exhaustive and protracted meetings and site visits, various uniform items […] Read More »

Hornsby access trial gets go-ahead

Dec 5, 2011Uncategorized

Train crew have had trouble accessing the trains at stabling yards over many years. After investigations by the RTBU, Rolling Stock Design (RSD) was approached to find a solution that would not interfere with the […] Read More »

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