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NSW Trains

The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division represents employees of NSW Trains.

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 »

NIF update

NIF update

Sep 28, 2020

Members are advised that the RTBU recently met with NSW Trains to discuss their proposed method for allocating the first NIF train revenue service runs later this year. They proposed that the first NIF train […] Read More »

Sydney and NSW Trains Members – ATP Continues to Roll Out

Sydney and NSW Trains Members – ATP Continues to Roll Out

The ATP – ETCS Limited Supervision system continues to take steps and is rolling out with various elements of the project, that has been a long time in the making. Illawarra Line and Wollongong Drivers […] Read More »

Media Release: 98% of train crew refuse to operate faulty New InterCity Fleet

Media Release: 98% of train crew refuse to operate faulty New InterCity Fleet

Sep 10, 2020

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) NSW says 98% of train drivers and guards surveyed by the union will refuse to staff the imported New InterCity Fleet trains due to dangerous design flaws that […] Read More »

Sydney Trains NIF: An urgent update

Sydney Trains NIF: An urgent update

As members would NSW Trains and Transport for NSW have been attempting to push through an operating model for the New InterCity Fleet (NIF) that strips all safety responsibilities from Guards and places them solely […] Read More »

New InterCity Fleet – August Depot Tour

Sep 3, 2020

As members would be aware, the Locomotive Division recently undertook a depot wide tour during August to the regions affected by the introduction of the New InterCity Fleet and its dangerous mode of operation. The […] Read More »

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