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Drivers fight for the right to stand in the rain

Aug 12, 2014News

Sydney Trains is proposing to change the windscreen rule (TWP 150) – a move the Loco Division says would unnecessarily put drivers and the travelling public at risk. Read More »

OSCARs to get internal emergency door release

Aug 1, 2014News

The RTBU has been told that plans to introduce internal emergency door release systems in OSCAR type rolling stock trains are currently afoot. Read More »

Safety at risk as govt conducts snap review

Jul 21, 2014News

The Federal and State LNP governments have announced a snap review into Work Health and safety laws. Read More »

Focus on staff safety

Jun 5, 2014News

Following a spate of recent incidents where NSW transport workers have been bashed, threatened and abused, the union has launched a campaign calling on the NSW Government to guarantee the safety of the workforce. Read More »

Common sense finally prevails at Rolling Stock

May 21, 2014News

Common sense has finally prevailed at Rolling Stock, with crew now only having to wear safety glasses when required, rather than full-time as the impractical rules stated. Read More »

Sector 1 Rostering Dispute

May 21, 2014News

Mortdale, Cronulla and Waterfall depots have had a big safety win recently, with drivers fighting to maintain review road diagrams following Sydney Trains’ attempt to remove them. Read More »

Signal win at Central

May 6, 2014News

A signal upgrade late last year resulted in major concerns for drivers at Central, with the change to the signal position on the country end of platform 18 making it difficult for drivers to see […] 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 »

Sydney Trains Uniform Update

Jan 28, 2014Uncategorized

The dispute with management over new uniforms is still ongoing, with participants in the 30-day trial saying it is ‘inappropriate for the type of work being undertaken,’ and reporting numerous issues with various items. Targets […] Read More »

Train drivers billed for unnecessary drug screenings

Jan 16, 2014News

The RTBU has demanded answers after train drivers were billed for unnecessary and invasive drug screenings at Western Plains Medical Centre. Two NSW Trains members based in Dubbo have told their local Locomotive Division Delegate […] Read More »