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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 »

Backroom Sydney Trains jobs come at the expense of those on the frontline

Mar 1, 2016News

These are the figures that highlight the NSW Government’s attack on frontline transport services. An examination of the number of workers employed in various roles within Sydney Trains, shows that while the number of frontline […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Feb 19, 2016Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

There’s never a dull moment in the Loco Division. The Sydney Trains reform process is still a major process, with delegates meeting regularly to discuss the process and the best ways forward. A tour to […] Read More »

Sydney Trains reform – depot tour update

Feb 18, 2016News

The Loco Division is conducting a tour of Sydney Trains depots to discuss where the Future Operations reform process is up to. The key focus of the meetings will be to discuss any important proposed […] Read More »

Westmead to Granville

Feb 17, 2016News

In a win for members following a number of concerns being lodged and a notice of dispute issued by the Loco Division, Sydney Trains have withdrawn GI 106/2015 concerning the Granville to Westmead Signal Commissioning, […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

Pacific National’s move to cut jobs from Port Waratah has been keeping the Loco Division team busy recently. The union has been attempting to discuss the redundancy process with the company in the hope of […] Read More »

Have you taken the latest Sydney Trains survey?

Feb 5, 2016Uncategorized

The Loco Division has launched another survey to help gauge members’ views on the important Sydney Trains reform issues. The responses so far (around 400 members have responded) show that sectorisation isn’t a popular proposition; […] Read More »

Sydney Trains reform: 5 Feb update

Feb 5, 2016News

The RTBU train crew delegates meet this week to discuss the latest on the Sydney Trains reform. Click here to see the latest information, including a snapshot of the results so far from the recent […] Read More »