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NSW Trains

The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division represents employees of NSW Trains.

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 »


Jun 4, 2021

It has come to the attention of the Locomotive Division that members are being rostered over the June long weekend from Gosford and Newcastle Interchange depots to visit the RailConnect Kangy Angy Facility under the […] Read More »

NSW Trains agrees to bargain – Sydney Trains to follow!

NSW Trains agrees to bargain – Sydney Trains to follow!

Dear Members, RTBU members everywhere have been voting to tell Sydney and NSW Trains that they want to bargain – NOW! Today, following sustained action and pressure from members NSW Trains has finally agreed to […] Read More »

Footplate: NIF Dispute – Train Crew Rostered to Travel Passenger

May 14, 2021

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 »

NSW Trains attempts to sue its own workers

NSW Trains attempts to sue its own workers

May 10, 2021

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 »