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Dispute over Sydney Trains rostering

May 13, 2016News

A Notice of Dispute has been lodged with Sydney Trains following recent attempts by Sydney Trains to change period rosters outside of the allowable timeframes. The matter was raised originally from the Campbelltown Depot when […] Read More »

Struggling to contact your roster clerk?

Dec 20, 2013News

The Loco Division has lodged a notice of dispute with Sydney Trains after members raised concerns about their ability to contact their roster clerk when needed. Read More »

RTBU members speak out on flawed national safety laws

Mar 10, 2012News

RTBU Loco Division delegates and members attended formal consultations over proposed new national rail safety laws that threaten the safety and work-life balance of train drivers. About 30 RTBU members and delegates expressed their concerns […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

Queen’s Birthday roster win

Jun 17, 2011Uncategorized

Over 100 workers at the North Sydney & Hornsby Depots faced substantial loss of income as a result of RailCorp’s proposed decision to roster them all ‘off’ over the recent Queen’s Birthday long weekend due […] Read More »

Changes for staff at PN Grafton Intermodal

Apr 21, 2011Uncategorized

The RTBU has been in negotiations with Pacific National Intermodal to protect workers at the soon to be downsized Grafton depot. Following improvements to tracks between Brisbane and Taree, drivers transporting steel between the two […] Read More »

Update: transfer dispute escalated

Apr 20, 2011Uncategorized

RTBU members recently met with RailCorp to resolve a dispute over its recent decision to recruit and appoint graduating Trainee Drivers to Mortdale, Flemington and Hornsby Depots. As reported previously in Loco Express, the RTBU […] Read More »

Stable Rostering Code upheld

Apr 19, 2011News

A Dubbo organiser has moved quickly to ensure that CountryLink follows the Stable Rostering Code as track work starts affecting train arrival times on the Western Line. Due to the track work, Dubbo XPT trains […] Read More »