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Covid-19 Updates

Standby at Home – Working Arrangements

Jul 23, 2021

Attention Sydney Trains Members: Sydney Trains has recently moved to an augmented weekend timetable in response to  the more restrictive Covid-19 Public Health Orders (PHO) issued 17 July 2021. The  reduction in services has generated […] Read More »

Freight Worker COVID-19 Requirements

Jul 18, 2021

Dear Freight Industry, The NSW Government has approved the following workers being allowed to leave the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool LGA’s for critical work: Any person, including a freight worker, who performs work that is […] Read More »


Jun 30, 2021

Members are advised, at the most recent Sydney Trains Train Crew COVID-19 Taskforce meeting of 28 June 2021, Locomotive Division Representatives and HSRs discussed recent instances of confirmed COVID-19 cases travelling on Sydney Trains services […] Read More »

Footplate – Public Health Order Exemption: Mandatory Face Coverings

Jan 28, 2021

Members are advised of a recent exemption to the mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport issued by NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard MP.  The order states a person is exempt from wearing […] Read More »

Footplate – COVID-19 Public Health Order Mandatory Face Coverings – Update 2

To Sydney/NSW Trains Members, Further to Footplate No 1.21 issued last week regarding Public Health Order Mandatory Face Coverings and following a report back meeting this afternoon between the RTBU and Sydney Trains/NSW Train Link […] Read More »

Treasurer says NSW public sector wage cuts “generous”

Treasurer says NSW public sector wage cuts “generous”

Nov 3, 2020

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet defended the government’s decision to cap wage increases for the public sector at 1.5% over the coming years, calling it a “generous policy”. This comes after a damaging temporary wage cut […] Read More »

RTBU Branded Face Mask now available

Sep 15, 2020

We have been able to source an initial batch of 1500 washable face masks for members, with a further 2300 being on back order waiting for delivery date confirmation. They will be distributed on a […] Read More »

Public servants face pay freeze while fat cats see wage increase

May 27, 2020

Today, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a wage freeze for  public sector workers for 12 months with funds considering the increasing amount of unemployed workers across the state. There are major pay agreements set to renew […] Read More »

NSW Government releases COVIDSafe public transport plan

May 27, 2020

Recently the NSW Government announced Public Transport COVID Limitations in regards to: Limit the number of people traveling in busses and train carriages to 12 and 32 respectively, Avoid public transport during peak periods and […] Read More »

Temporary Removal of Paper Payslips

Members are advised that both Sydney and NSW Trains are temporarily removing paper payslip distribution supposedly because of COVID 19 as these payslips pose a concern from passing through multiple sets of hands. Both rail […] Read More »