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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 »

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 »