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The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division represents employees of NSW Trains.

WIN: The RTBU has won the Full Bench decision before the Fair Work Commission!

WIN: The RTBU has won the Full Bench decision before the Fair Work Commission!

Mar 2, 2021

The RTBU has won the Full Bench decision before the Fair Work Commission! The Bench found that the changes proposed by NSW Trains were extra claims under Clause 13 of the Enterprise Agreement. These changes […] Read More »

Sydney and NSW Trains Enterprise Agreement Proposal

Sydney and NSW Trains Enterprise Agreement Proposal

Dear members, This afternoon, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains, and NSW Trains called a snap meeting to discuss the expiry of the enterprise agreements. Disappointingly, with no consultation, a proposal was put on the table […] Read More »

Footplate: New InterCity Fleet Locomotive Division Depot Tour

Feb 16, 2021

As Members would be aware, your union has continued to meet with NSW Trains in relation to the introduction of the NIF to discuss many of the outstanding issues related to the safe operation of […] Read More »

Critical Incident Leave Dispute

Critical Incident Leave Dispute

Feb 9, 2021

Members are advised that a Dispute has been lodged with NSW Trains owing to their refusal to offer a member Critical Incident Leave (CIL) following an incident where the members train he was operating struck […] 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 »

Footplate: NIF Update – Post Action Discussions

Dec 17, 2020

Following the scheduled “Mission Readiness” exercise on the NIF train and the safety events that followed, the RTBU has been meeting with NSW Trains and a Transport for NSW representative to try and resolve the […] Read More »

Taking ownership of disappointment

Taking ownership of disappointment

Dec 14, 2020

Members may recall that on the 27th of November NSW Trains Chief Operating Officer, Dale Merrick sent a message to you the membership, stating; “We (NSW Trains) are disappointed that the RTBU decided to take […] Read More »

Media Release: RTBU withdraws safety ban and stop work action following cancellation of testing of unsafe train

Media Release: RTBU withdraws safety ban and stop work action following cancellation of testing of unsafe train

Nov 27, 2020

Following the announcement of a 24-hour stopwork by railworkers, Transport for NSW has cancelled NSW Trains’ Mission Readiness train test which will no longer take place this weekend. Railworkers in calling this stoppage did so […] Read More »

Media Release: Train drivers, guards and crew endorse safety ban on New Intercity Fleet trains starting tomorrow

Media Release: Train drivers, guards and crew endorse safety ban on New Intercity Fleet trains starting tomorrow

Nov 26, 2020

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) members will refuse to work on New InterCity Fleet (NIF) train due to serious safety concerns. The NIF will be tested on the Sydney Trains Network this Friday […] Read More »

NSW ALP Mark Buttigieg’s Order for Papers for the NIF Passes Legislative Council

Nov 12, 2020

At a meeting of the NSW Legislative Council on Wednesday 11 November, NSW Labor Member Hon. Mark Buttigieg spoke in parliament on the Order for Papers concerning the New Intercity Fleet (NIF). During the debate, […] Read More »

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