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Employer News

Railtrain Update

Jun 19, 2019

RTBU Members may have been made aware that Railtrain PTY LTD will cease as a legal entity and become Railtrain Services PTY LTD (RTS). This has caused concern for some of our Members who have […] Read More »

Ongoing disputes with Aurizon

Jun 17, 2019

Aurizon are continuing to treat your agreement with contempt. After taking industrial action last year to achieve annual leave rights and workplace surveillance protections, members expected that Aurizon would honour its bargain. However, a mere […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Dispute Win: Altered Working Extra Kilometres

Jun 14, 2019

The Locomotive Division wishes to advise members of the positive outcome to an outstanding dispute regarding non-payment of extra kilometres on altered working. This dispute arose at Penrith Depot after Sydney Trains ceased paying extra […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Drivers Taskforce Update

Jun 12, 2019

The Locomotive Division wish to inform members of outcomes to the most recent Drivers’ Taskforce meeting held Monday, 3 June at Mortdale Maintenance Centre. Following initial resolutions to outstanding issues of DRAWA interpretation (lift up […] Read More »

Aurizon Coal EA Update

Jun 11, 2019

As you know, the RTBU Locomotive Division, on behalf of members lodged an application with Fair Work Commission for assistance to resolve the following ongoing disputes: Application of Annual leave; The denials of delegates rights […] Read More »

QUBE EA Negotiations Update

May 24, 2019

The RTBU Locomotive Division and your Delegates held our final discussions with QUBE management on May 24th. QUBE informed us that they would be sending out their proposed Enterprise Agreement for members to vote on, […] Read More »

Southern Shorthaul Railway – EA Update

May 14, 2019

After numerous meetings and teleconferences regarding the SSR Enterprise Agreement, SSR have sent through a finalised draft version of the EA for review. This includes negotiated changes to RDO (or Green Days), which were changed […] Read More »

New Intercity Fleet Update

Apr 11, 2019

Update 15 Dear members, As you would be aware, on the 29th of January the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, sent the RTBU NSW written confirmation of his promise that guards will be kept on the New […] Read More »

“Respectful Workplace Behaviours” eLearning Module

Apr 11, 2019

The Locomotive Division wishes to inform Members that Sydney Trains has begun rolling out an eLearning module for those within the Train Crewing Directorate. The module addresses “Respectful Workplace Behaviours” and was developed following feedback […] 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 »