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Footplate: NIF Dispute – Train Crew Rostered to Travel Passenger

May 14, 2021NSW Trains Update

On Monday 10 May 2021 a NIF service was gazetted in a Special Train Notice (STN1652- 2021) to run between Gosford and Sydney Terminal (Passenger). This was immediately  placed into dispute at Step 1 (DSP) […] Read More »

The Huge Contradiction at the Heart of the 2021-22 Commonwealth Budget

The Huge Contradiction at the Heart of the 2021-22 Commonwealth Budget

May 13, 2021Hot Topic Update

Dear members, Please see below an email from Jim Stanford, Economist and Director at the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work. Dear Friends; The Commonwealth government has tabled its budget for the 2021-22 financial year. […] Read More »

A Message for All Freight Members Regarding Labour Hire

Today the RTBU Locomotive Division has Launched a Majority Support Determination Petition (MSD) for Workers  Employed in NSW by Trojan and Railtrain, the two largest rail industry Labour Hire Companies.   This is to force both […] Read More »

NSW Trains attempts to sue its own workers

NSW Trains attempts to sue its own workers

May 10, 2021NSW Trains Update

Dear members, Please see below the latest RTBU NSW Branch email sent out last Friday regarding the NIF. NSW Trains sues its own workers to introduce unsafe train 7 May 2021 Dear Members, Since RTBU […] Read More »

Unsafe Work Practice – CCTV Faults Waratah A and B Sets

Unsafe Work Practice – CCTV Faults Waratah A and B Sets

May 6, 2021Sydney Trains

The Locomotive Division has attempted to work with Sydney Trains regarding the ongoing issue of CCTV faults on Waratah A and B rolling stock and their insistence the Guard must work revenue services from the […] Read More »

National HSR Zoom meeting

National HSR Zoom meeting

May 6, 2021Update

THURSDAY 20 MAY, 12 NOON AEST ALL OPERATORS, ALL WORKGROUPS Last year the very first PN HSR Zoom kicked off, and was very successful with Members reporting that it had allowed them to meet other […] Read More »

Biden seeks to foster worker organising, empowerment. Meanwhile our Government is leaving us behind.

Biden seeks to foster worker organising, empowerment. Meanwhile our Government is leaving us behind.

Apr 29, 2021News Update

The Workplace Express recently reported that United States President Joe Biden has signed executive orders to establish a White House taskforce to promote “worker organising and empowerment” and to lift the minimum wage to $US15 an hour […] Read More »

Rail #RUOKDay 2021

Rail #RUOKDay 2021

Apr 29, 2021Update

Today is Rail #RUOKDay. It’s an important day to reach out to friends & colleagues, to check in & make sure they are on track. If someone is not OK, then follow of that train […] Read More »

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