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RailCorp Archives - Page 7 of 11 - Loco Express

RailCorp ‘no whistle’ policy stalls

Nov 19, 2011Uncategorized

RailCorp’s plans to reduce the use of train whistles in tunnels have stalled as a result of concerns raised by the RTBU on the four proposed “whistle / no whistle” signs offered by RailCorp. Describing […] 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 »

Cleanliness on the slide at RailCorp

Nov 9, 2011Uncategorized

Driver complaints about cleaning standards are on the rise as RailCorp continues its cleaning reform agenda. Cleanliness of cabs, meal rooms and standby facilities is a workplace health and safety issue. Drivers should report all […] Read More »

Waratah update: set six is ready for PC testing

Oct 24, 2011Uncategorized

* Members will be aware that Waratah sets three and four are now operational on a rotation basis for limited passenger runs. Set five has once again failed to meet its Practical Completion [PC] testing […] Read More »

Stop the Sell Off of Electricity

Oct 24, 2011Uncategorized

Before the last state election, Barry O’Farrell said “we have absolutely no plans to privatise either the generators or the poles and wires”. But now, with the Government’s “Tamberlin Inquiry” expected to recommend a full […] Read More »

Farewell John Lyons

Oct 13, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU would like to pass on its condolences to the family of Hornsby ETR driver John Lyons. John tragically passed away after a traffic accident on Sunday October 3 while travelling home from work […] Read More »

Public holiday rip off

Oct 13, 2011Uncategorized

During the October long weekend RailCorp saw fit (again) to book off all drivers on the October 3 public holiday at Blacktown and Richmond ETR depots. This was not noticed until the period roster was […] Read More »

RailCorp wage reduction after SPADs

Oct 13, 2011Uncategorized

RailCorp have recently communicated [via Crew Update no 14] their intention to utilise the Disciplinary Matters Clause of the 2010 RailCorp EA to reduce the wages of drivers involved in SPADs. This means that drivers […] Read More »

East Hills track hazard

Sep 27, 2011Uncategorized

Due to the continued duplication works on the East Hills line, the tracks will be slewed at Salt Pan Creek from the original configuration across to the newly constructed bridge. This will involve almost a […] Read More »

Competency Assurance dispute

Sep 27, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU and the Locomotive Division are currently in dispute about the competency assurance process and consultation in relation to driver and trainee assessment tools. Other divisions/classifications Guards and OSM’s are also in dispute. Members […] Read More »

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