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Standing Together to Secure Our Conditions

Jul 20, 2017News

At the meeting held on July 18th, the management of Sydney and NSW Trains responded to the members’ claims and put forward their own claims for a new agreement. Despite management platitudes, it was clear […] Read More »

Update 3: Asbestos in C and K Sets

Jul 16, 2017News

This afternoon, the Sydney Trains WHS Divisional Committee advised the Locomotive Division that the following C and K sets have been tested and verified safe to re-enter service by an external independent Hygienist. These sets […] Read More »

Update 2 – Asbestos in C and K Set Trains

Jul 14, 2017News

A meeting was held on Wednesday with Sydney Trains about the ongoing issue of asbestos in C and K Set Trains and the broader management of asbestos within the Sydney Trains workplace. Representatives from the […] Read More »

United for a fair agreement

Jul 13, 2017News

Update 3, Wednesday July 12 Our combined rail unions’ representatives have just begun negotiations with Sydney and NSW Trains management for our new agreement/s. This meeting was our chance to tell management what matters to […] Read More »

Asbestos dust/particles found in C and K sets

Jul 9, 2017News

The Locomotive Division have been made aware of asbestos dust/particles being found in various C and K Sets with the predominate location being in driver’s side Circuit Breaker panels. We understand that the sample data […] Read More »

Cabinet leaks show massive increase in cost of powering Sydney Trains

Jul 6, 2017News

Leaked NSW Government documents have revealed an 82 per cent increase in the cost of electricity to keep Sydney Trains running. The leaks show that in March, the Government was warned that power costs would rise to $65 […] Read More »

NSW Rail Entities 2017: Enterprise Bargaining

Jun 30, 2017News

Sydney Trains and NSW Trains may soon send out Representation Notices to employees of the two Rail Entities. These Notices may be posted on Notice Boards and may be forwarded to people’s home addresses. The […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Future Operations update: delegates endorse continued engagement

Jun 22, 2017News

Members are advised that at the recent Electric Train Drivers Committee meeting delegates endorsed continued engagement with Sydney Trains in an effort to finalise the Sydney Trains – Drivers Future Operations proposal to take to […] Read More »

Sydney Trains proposed changes would affect passengers with disability

Jun 21, 2017News

Representatives from the Locomotive and Operations Divisions met with Sydney Trains yesterday regarding a recently resurrected project to amend OSP 25. The proposed changes would see station staff required to use Emergency Help Points to […] Read More »

Loco Division fights for fair rosters at Sydney Trains’ Campbelltown depot

Jun 15, 2017News

The Locomotive Division wishes to report on an ongoing roster issue playing out at Campbelltown Depot. The Depot Rebalancing program operating under the Future Operations umbrella has seen a significant uplift in numbers of train […] Read More »