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Better safety for Granville workers and commuters

Apr 10, 2013News

The RTBU is calling on all members to get behind a push for better safety at Granville station’s train and bus interchange. Read More »

Train crew to go mobile

Mar 14, 2013News

RailCorp recently held a meeting to discuss introducing tablets (Electronic device) for use by the train crew. Read More »

Waterfall – we remember 10 years on

Jan 31, 2013News

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Waterfall train disaster – a tragedy that rocked the whole of the train industry and well as the community at large. Read More »

12 hour train driver shifts maintained in NSW

May 18, 2012News

NSW has retained its 12 hour shift limits for train drivers – a victory for drivers who stood up for workplace safety and common sense. Today’s meeting of state transport ministers rejected the National Transport […] Read More »

Deadly consequences of taking train drivers’ sleep

May 18, 2012News

By Bob Nanva Despite incredible advances in medical knowledge over the past century, our need to sleep largely remains a mystery. What we do know for certain, however, is that without it people die. A […] Read More »

Crossing collisions decline but better education is crucial

Apr 20, 2012Uncategorized

The recent launch of the rail industry initiative TrackSAFE which aims to reduce level crossing, trespass and suicide incidents on the rail network is a timely reminder that more needs to be done at a […] 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 »

Fatigue win: mandatory shift lengths for Queensland drivers

Feb 8, 2012News

Strenuous campaigning by the RTBU has delivered mandatory shift lengths for Queensland train drivers. The Queensland Government has announced the new measures – similar to those in place in NSW – to manage fatigue and […] Read More »

Delegate Training

Jan 13, 2012News Uncategorized

Stage 1 Training Delegate training has continued through 2011 – with 20 delegates being trained in 2011, up from 11 in 2010. Stage 2 Training Delegates are advised that the following dates have been set […] Read More »

Transport Minister gets the message on rail safety, but there’s more to be done

Nov 29, 2011Uncategorized

Thanks all the members who took the time to send a message to the State Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian voicing their concerns about the watering down of existing NSW fatigue protections under the proposed National […] Read More »