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Sydney and NSW trains try to cheat members on public holiday accrual

Jun 23, 2015News

Unions are currently locked in a battle with Sydney and NSW Trains over public holiday accrual. Read More »

Shift Manager, Operations, NSW Trains

May 27, 2015News

NSW Trains has recently created and advertised for the position of a Shift Manager – Operations, which has raised serious concerns within the Loco Division.  Read More »

Shift Manager training dispute

May 14, 2015News

The Loco Division recently received information of a plan to have Sydney Trains Shift Managers “up-skilled” in train faults and failures.  Read More »

Shorts are back – big win on Sydney Trains uniforms

May 13, 2015News

After a long battle, Sydney Trains has finally agreed to change its uniforms for train crew. Shorts are now back, polo shirts are coming and the business shirts will now be made from a more […] Read More »

OSCAR Fast Stable Function

Apr 24, 2015News

Loco Express recently reported that Sydney Trains was proposing to install a Fast Stable system on OSCAR trains in order to prolong battery life.  Read More »

Employee Safety and Security Working Group

Apr 23, 2015News

With members continually raising security concerns last year, Sydney Trains was forced to act – and it did so by establishing the Employee Safety & Security Working Group (ESSWG). Read More »

Scratchy uniforms a disaster

Apr 20, 2015News

The RTBU was in the media on the weekend, talking about the need to improve the Sydney Trains uniforms. Read More »

SPAD reduction – don’t believe everything you read

Mar 6, 2015News

Despite what Sydney Trains has claimed in its bulletins, the Loco Division does not support its new SPAD reduction initiative. Read More »

Sydney Trains uniforms a disaster

Jan 12, 2015News

The Sydney Trains uniforms have been a source of grief for many employees since they were first forced to wear them.

In December, we surveyed 297 Locomotive Division members to find out the extent of the problem.

The numbers prove it – the Sydney Trains uniform is a disaster. Read More »

Sydney Trains’ summer of discontent

Nov 25, 2014News

The recent searing Sydney temperatures have left a large number of Sydney Trains drivers very hot under the collar. Read More »