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Sydney Trains reform update: delegate forum held

Nov 15, 2016News

A combined delegates’ forum was held this week to receive a presentation from Sydney Trains on the current state of the Future Operations Program (Train Crew Reforms). Read the latest Newsflash here. Read More »

Lift Up and Lay Back Dispute escalated

Oct 26, 2016News

The current Step 3 dispute over the non-payment of Lift Up and Lay back for drivers working on a relief line has now been escalated to the Fair Work Commission for conciliation. It has come to the […] Read More »

Good news: Peer Support Dispute resolved

Oct 26, 2016News

The Loco Division would like to inform members that the long running Step 2 dispute in relation to the non-payment of lift up and lay back for drivers acting in the Peer Support role has now […] Read More »

NSW Trains to use new pay system from January

Oct 26, 2016News

An initial meeting has been convened to begin consultation regarding the integration of HR, payroll, procurement and finance so that this comes from one place instead of across multiple systems and processes. Transport Equip is the Enterprise Resource […] Read More »

OPCrew rostering for regional drivers

Oct 26, 2016News

We’ve recently received correspondence from NSW Trains outlining its proposal to move regional drivers from the Microster to the OPCrew system, under the guise of having one system for all train crew. Their objectives for moving to […] Read More »

Buy a ticket to support your Picnic Day

Oct 6, 2016News

Attention Sydney and NSW Trains Members: Your Picnic Day is fast approaching! Please support your picnic committee and help to keep this entitlement by buying a ticket: application forms are already available in some areas. Your Picnic […] Read More »

SafeWork NSW validates the right for HSRs to choose their trainers

Oct 6, 2016News

For over 18 months Unions have been fighting Sydney Trains Management over their refusal to allow HSRs their right under Section 72 – WHS Act 2011 to choose the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to provide […] Read More »

Digital Train Radio System to commence without RTBU support

Sep 6, 2016News

Sydney Trains has announced that it has received approval from the Rail Regulator to commence operation of the Digital Train Radio System (DTRS) on Sectors 2 and 3 from Monday 5th September 2016. Read more: Footplate […] Read More »

Sydney and NSW Trains propose changes to TWP 102

Aug 30, 2016News

The RTBU Locomotive Division has been invited to commence initial discussions with both Sydney Trains and NSW Trains regarding proposed changes to TWP 102 – Authorised Persons Travelling in Crew Compartments. The proposed changes would see […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Aug 11, 2016Secretary's run-down

While our employers and the media attempt to take the spotlight off their own failings by demonising RTBU members, here at the Loco Division we’re concentrating on the job at hand – representing members across […] Read More »