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Pacific National Bulk Coal

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

PACIFIC NATIONAL NSW MEMBERS Employee Entity Change (ex-FreightCorp)

 Members are currently receiving correspondence from Pacific National notifying them that from 1 October 2019 they will be transferred from the current PN Entity of PACIFIC NATIONAL NSW to PACIFIC NATIONAL SERVICES.  Employees will receive […] Read More »

Werris Creek barracks gone and hopefully forgotten

After years of complaints and members suffering substandard conditions, PN Coal have mothballed Werris Creek Barracks and have relocated crews to the privately run Henrys Guest House at Quirindi. Member feedback so far has been […] Read More »

PN Coal – Shift length dispute

After months of discussion and verbal commitments from local management, PN have recently written advising “Pacific National has reviewed clause C9.1(a)(iii) of the Pacific National NSW Bulk Rail Enterprise Agreement 2018, and do not agree with […] Read More »

PN Coal – Fumes in Cab

Over the past few months PN members working Gunnedah Basin trains have experienced a marked increase in “Fume in Cab” events through Ardglen Tunnel. The HSR’s from Gunnedah Depot progressed the matter through the Comcare […] Read More »

Aurizon and PN continue to fight ACCC in court

Member employers Aurizon and Pacific National are getting ready to argue with the ACCC on its blocking of the $205 million sale of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge freight rail hub. The ACCC is appealing a decision […] Read More »


Members would have recently been advised by management that elections are under way for your Health and Safety Representatives. (HSR’s) These roles play a very important role in your safety conditions at your workplace. HSR’s […] Read More »

PN 92 AND 93 CLASS LOCO’S – FUMES IN CAB – Progress at last!

After a spike in fume events on 92 and 93 class locomotives going through the Ardglen Tunnel, Your Gunnedah, Port Warath and Greta HSR’s asked for RTBU Locomotive Division assistance to represent this matter on […] Read More »

Fume Events Pacific National Coal & Freight

Members have recently reported a marked increase of fume incidents on 92 and 93 class locomotives when traversing tunnels. The RTBU Locomotive division is currently assisting your health and safety representatives to progress this matter […] Read More »

PN Bulk & Coal approved

Members are advised that on Friday 04 May 2018, the Fair Work Commission approved the Pacific National Bulk Rail Enterprise Agreement 2018, and will operate from 11 May 2018 (11 days after certification). This means […] Read More »

PN Bulk & Coal Agreement tabled for review

Dear PN Bulk & Coal members, This is an update to inform you that your Agreement is tabled to be reviewed by the Fair Work Commission tomorrow (4/5/18) at 1pm. We were expecting this to […] Read More »