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Stable Rostering Code upheld

Apr 19, 2011News

A Dubbo organiser has moved quickly to ensure that CountryLink follows the Stable Rostering Code as track work starts affecting train arrival times on the Western Line. Due to the track work, Dubbo XPT trains […] Read More »

Air quality and safety concerns at Weston Milling

Apr 15, 2011News

RTBU members have raised their concern about safety procedures and poor air quality at the unloading site within Weston Milling at Enfield. A number of representatives from Weston Milling, both RTBU members and officials with Pacific […] Read More »

Changes to sign on times deferred

Apr 8, 2011News

The RTBU has been successful in deferring a proposal to remove the additional six minutes sign on time afforded to Suburban drivers for their train preparation procedure until the OPCREW rostering system is optimized later […] Read More »

Proposed Change to Millennium and OSCAR Safety Measures

Apr 5, 2011News

RailCorp have recently announced a proposal to change the Vigilance Timing Cycle on Millennium and OSCAR trains to 30 seconds, bringing them in line with the remainder of the fleet. RailCorp believes this change is […] Read More »

Richmond line duplication

Mar 23, 2011News

The duplication of the Richmond track is nearing completion and the Loco Division has been involved in ensuring that driver needs are addressed around issues of signal sighting, safety concerns, amenities and the Draft Risk […] Read More »

RailCorp: train preparation at risk

Mar 23, 2011News

RailCorp have proposed to reduce the train preparation procedure (for silver sets and Tangara trains) and therefore reduce the time taken by drivers to perform this important work. For 18 months, the loco division has […] Read More »

Professional Driving Handbook: Up-skilling drivers

Mar 23, 2011News

RTBU loco division reps and members from the principal driver, driver trainer and driver ranks have been attending Professional Driving Handbook workshops. The workshops are part of an initiative to reduce the incidence of Signals […] Read More »

Model Work Health and Safety Regulations

Mar 18, 2011News

The draft model Work Health and Safety Regulations, priority codes of practice and an issues paper were released by Safe Work Australia for public comment in December last year. Unions NSW is currently formalising comment […] Read More »

Countrylink: Goulburn MOU upheld

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

During recent track work, the long standing agreement to man the SP35/32 Canberra service with two drivers (owing to the shift length) was breached under the guise of a “local agreement” enabling one driver only […] Read More »

Macdonaldtown train horn noise project

Feb 24, 2011Uncategorized

Work is continuing on the project to develop an audible warning system for use in depots across the RailCorp network that meets safety requirements while not breaching NSW noise pollution laws. There is a proposal […] Read More »