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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 »

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 »