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Pacific National Bulk Coal

The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division represents employees of Pacific National Bulk Coal.

PN SPAD Dispute

On Tuesday 5 February Pacific National issued a company wide Category A notice regarding SPAD prevention. The Cat A notice has been issued without any consultation and leans heavily on disciplinary action in situations which […] Read More »

PN Coal (North) – Significant changes

Pacific National recently issued several notices of consultation to Coal Crews in relation to its Northern Operations. In short the notices relate to changing the HUB of Operation’s in the Hunter from Port Waratah to […] Read More »

Update for PN Train Crew

As members would be aware, on Tuesday 24th December we tragically lost one of our own in a terrible incident. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is conducting an investigation into the accident. As part […] Read More »

PN mobile phone rollout risk assessment

As we reported in December, Pacific National advised us they would begin discussions with all PN SHE Committees in January regarding conducting a review of procedures and processes relating to the use of electronic Devices […] Read More »

PN: Mobile Phone Update

ATTENTION ALL PN TRAIN CREW: APPSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING 25 Disputes and over 250 questions raised by members from Depots across the country! Yesterday the RTBU (Allan Barden, Leanne Holmes, Keith McMahon and Greg Cameron) met with […] Read More »

PN mobile phone update

ATTENTION ALL PN TRAIN CREW RING RING, IT’S SOLIDARITY CALLING. As RTBU Train Crew Members would be aware, Pacific National has extended the Consultation period regarding the proposed mandatory use of the Drivers App to […] Read More »

PN Train Crew Update: mobile phone rollout and the use of MANDATORY apps

FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL PACIFIC NATIONAL TRAIN CREW RTBU Train Crew Members working for PN have recently been told that, aside from being given a mobile phone as a “tool of the trade”, they […] Read More »

Mandatory Train on / off function in Drivers App – NO CONSULTATION WIN

 As a result of Pacific National issuing an Employee Update titled “Gunnedah/Bowen Driver App Change”: IT Communication: Driver App is now ready to be deployed to all Coal Train Crew”, a Notice of Dispute was […] Read More »

Pacific National Bulk Rail Moss Vale Master Roster 170 Notices of Dispute

A Union is only as strong as its members and this is an example of how Unionism really works. In an effort by Pacific National to rush a new Master Roster into operation starting this […] Read More »

PN Coal shift limit dispute – Fair Work Commission recommendation

PN Coal members would be aware that for an extended period of time we have been trying to work with PN to resolve the issue of shift limits for qualified drivers working with non-qualified drivers/second […] Read More »