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Sydney Trains sets sights on kronos clock compliance

Jul 19, 2016News

The Loco division has been made aware that Sydney Trains will shortly begin a concerted effort to improve compliance with “sign on and sign off” procedures and the use of Kronos clocks. According to Sydney Trains, […] Read More »

Sydney Trains simulators rolling out

Jul 13, 2016News

A number of ‘simulators’, designed to be used for workers’ development, are set to be rolled out within Sydney Trains. Sydney Trains recently signed contracts and purchased eight desktop simulators based on the “A” set […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Jun 10, 2016Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

We’ve made it past the halfway mark of the Federal Election and while transport hasn’t been a defining topic of the first half of the campaign, a lot can still happen between now and 2 […] Read More »

Hidden camera found in Sydney Trains cab

Jun 7, 2016News

The Loco Division recently came across a ‘Go Pro’ style video camera being used in the crew compartment of a Sydney Trains’ train, capturing footage for an unknown purpose. The union, of course, immediately put […] Read More »

Epping to Thornleigh Third Track – Training

Jun 7, 2016News

On the long weekend in June, Sydney Trains will take possession of the new third track from Epping to Thornleigh and it is proposed that training will commence for drivers in the following week. The […] Read More »

My Success At Work revived

May 13, 2016News

Sydney Trains is claiming the last My Success at Work trial was an overwhelming success, so it’s bringing it back. The My Success at Work concept was trialed in the North Sydney and Cronulla Depots […] Read More »

Proposed de-centralisation of Central and North Sydney depots

Apr 29, 2016News

As part of the Future Operations program, Sydney Trains has proposed moving crew from both Central and North Sydney depots into outer depots within the network. The idea is to prevent delays occurring at Central […] Read More »

Digital train radio system – (DTRS)

Apr 28, 2016News

After nearly 8 years since the initial concept, Sydney Trains has been given interim approval by the Rail Regulator to run one Digital Train Radio enabled Tangara in Sector 1 (Illawarra), with support crews rostered […] Read More »

Mobility trial (iPads) update

Apr 1, 2016News

As previously reported, Sydney Trains has undertaken a review of TWP 100 and its associated mobile phone protocols and has now developed (in consultation with the RTBU) an Electronic Device Usage Policy which will cover usage parameters […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

Aurizon seems intent on pushing ahead with its plans to introduce in-cab recording systems in order to monitor workers during their shifts. The Loco Division has serious concerns about the impact this move would not […] Read More »