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Public transport centre stage at Sydney Alliance Town Hall Assembly

Feb 18, 2014News

Public transport will take centre stage when the Sydney Alliance Assembly takes place in just over a month. Read More »

The Free Ride’s Over

Feb 12, 2014News

The Senate recently announced an inquiry into the productivity benefits of investing in public transport, to which the RTBU National office has provided a submission to titled ‘The Free Ride’s Over’. Read More »

Blinded by the lights

Feb 12, 2014News

Drivers are concerned that the new ‘visibility lights’ now required to be fitted to trains, are temporarily blinding oncoming drivers. Read More »

Meet the newest organiser

Jan 20, 2014Uncategorized

Jessica Epps has been learning fast as the newest organiser for the Rail, Tram and Bus Union Locomotive Division. At 23, Jessica is already a veteran of union activism, having worked for the Financial Union […] Read More »

Liverpool turnback project training

Jan 14, 2014News

Sydney Trains’ proposed training package for the new Liverpool Turnback track forced the Loco Division to lodge a notice of dispute recently. Sydney Trains initially proposed to have drivers learn the new route, which is […] Read More »

Long overdue good news for El Zorro members

Nov 28, 2013News

The RTBU finally has some good news for El Zorro members, who were left without pay and entitlements following the liquidation of the company earlier this year.  Read More »

Asbestos found in trains forces RTBU to call for tougher policing

Nov 27, 2013News

The RTBU is demanding tougher policing of imported locomotive parts after it was found that railway workers have been exposed to potentially hazardous asbestos brought to Australia in trains imported from China. Read More »

Aurizon EA finally certified

Nov 22, 2013News

The Aurizon Intermodal Rail Operations enterprise agreement has finally been certified. Read More »

Rail Entities train crew update

Nov 19, 2013News

Briefing meetings have been held between the Combined Rail Unions and Rail Entities in an attempt to gauge what the companies will be seeking from employees when negotiations commence. Read More »

PN Coal employee monitoring shock

Nov 8, 2013News

Pacific National NSW Coal recently announced that it intends to progress a range of matters in relation to employee monitoring including: Read More »