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Loco division stands in solidarity with our colleagues in Norway

Oct 7, 2016News

Our colleagues in the Norwegian National Union of Locomotivemen (NLF) are currently participating in a national legal strike over the refusal to establish a common national standard for locomotive drivers’ training. The NLF says that over the […] Read More »

Rail safety week a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility

Aug 18, 2016News

This week is Rail Safety Week. It reminds all rail users that safety on our network is everyone’s responsibility.Drivers often have very little time to react if they see someone illegally crossing tracks, or to […] Read More »

Rail strikes continue in Scotland against driver only operation

Jul 29, 2016News

British rail union RMT has already coordinated strikes across Scotland over the safety and accessibility risks of moving to a de-staffed, faceless railway with driver-only operation. Now RMT has confirmed further days of industrial action […] Read More »

Rail workers in the U.S. fight for two-person train crews

Jul 26, 2016News

Rail workers in the U.S. are supporting a proposed Federal Railroad Administration rule which would  make two-person train crews the standard for train operations. Representatives of the U.S Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and […] Read More »

Rail transport operators must ensure rail safety worker competence: ONRSR

Jul 26, 2016News

Rail transport operators must ensure that each rail safety worker has the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out work safely, according to a new fact sheet on rail safety worker competence  issued by the Office of […] Read More »

RTBU rep wins TV ad complaint

Jun 2, 2016News

An RTBU representative has complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau about an advertisement which he believed not only depicted women in a sexist way, but could also cause serious distress to train drivers. The ad […] Read More »

Coal Protestors – safety first

Apr 1, 2016News

The RTBU is writing to Network Owners and Coal Train Operators to raise members’ concerns about the safety of people protesting around coal services. Members have contacted the union to say that they are becoming […] Read More »

Left in service – the saga continues

Nov 6, 2015News

There have been numerous instances of management attempting to force drivers to take a train from a maintenance centre, even though it has exceeded the time allowed for ‘trains left in service’. Read More »

Reckless ‘train surfers’ put lives at risk

May 6, 2015News

It’s obvious that any kind of train surfing is a dangerous and stupid behaviour which puts the lives of young people at risk. Read More »

Right of way dispute

Sep 2, 2014News

The Loco Division has been forced to lodge a dispute with NSW Trains after reports surfaced of breaches of the Right of Way rules. Read More »