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Covid-19 Updates

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 »

Overcrowded trains a health concern now more than ever

May 1, 2020

A recent NSW Auditor General’s report has revealed that the overcrowding on Sydney’s trains is even more concerning now as COVID-19 restrictions are eased and people return to their daily commutes. There may be up […] Read More »

PN Bulk discussions commence re COVID-19 EA change request

After PN Bulk agreed they would not proceed to a vote to change your EA, meetings with NSW RTBU Locomotive Division Officials and Your Delegates commenced on Monday. During these discussions we demanded that any […] Read More »

Pacific National: important employee update

Pacific National: important employee update

Congratulations to each and every RTBU Member for standing together. Every signature on the two petitions (which totalled almost 1,500), every phone hook-up attended, and every written question has forced PN to change its tack. […] Read More »