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NSW Trains

The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division represents employees of NSW Trains.

ATP UPDATE:Automatic Train Protection is Almost Here

On January 31, 2003, the Waterfall disaster resulted in the tragic loss of seven lives, including the driver and six passengers. The McInerney report into the derailment identified serious failings within the organisation and delivered […] Read More »

Sydney & NSW Trains – EA Tour – Train Crew Protected Industrial Action

On Thursday 17 March 2022, RTBU Officials meet with the Transport Minister, the  Employee Relations Minister, and the Transport Secretary regarding the upcoming  period of Protected Industrial Action.  At this meeting, the Ministers put to […] Read More »

Sydney Trains & NSW Trains: Protected Industrial Action

As members would be aware, orders were granted by Fair Work Australia for members  of the Rail, Tram, and Bus Union to undertake Protected Industrial Action.   Currently, there is a 14-day ban on working overtime […] Read More »

NSW TrainLink Members: Public Holiday Pay Entitlement Dispute Win

Please be aware that NSW Trainlink failed to provide the required 14-day notice indicating a drivers converted public holiday schedule alteration and/or Public Holiday (HOL) conversion for the gazetted New Year’s Day Public Holiday on 3rd […] Read More »

Sydney and NSW Trains – Protected Action Ballot Order Results: Thank you for voting YES to take action

Results of the Sydney and NSW Trains PABO have been released. The message is loud and clear. We had a great voter turnout of 70%. Of those who participated, 90% of you voted YES to […] Read More »

NIF Update: Another Win for Safety

Dear Members, We will get straight to the point. Our Legal Team has just finished in the Federal Court of Australia, where NSW Trains made a desperate and last ditch effort to force members to staff […] Read More »

NSW Trains Share Pointless

NSW Trains Share Pointless

Jul 20, 2021

Members be aware; on 20 June 2021, the RTBU Locomotive Division placed NSW Trains into a Step 2 dispute in accordance with Clause 8.4 of the 2018 Enterprise Agreement following NSW Trains failure to consult […] Read More »

Update – Boarding and Alighting Dispute – New Intercity Fleet

Jul 9, 2021

Since May 2021, the Locomotive Division has continued to progress our dispute regarding  NSW Trains forcing Drivers to travel ‘passenger’ on the NIF to “observe” its operation.  NSW Trains’ response did not address any of […] Read More »



During the latest EA negotiations RTBU delegates were informed of the “Premiers Priorities” touted as the guiding principles that all public sectors, including the government transport industry, would utilise to implement “a world class public […] Read More »

Opal Card Not Working???

Members are advised that it would seem current employee issued  OPAL card may have been de-activated prior to the new OPAL card (as advised by TfNSW) being received and activated for use.  Members who find their […] Read More »