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Employer News

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 »

Sydney Trains Peer Support Crew

Mar 26, 2019

Members are advised that Sydney Trains has recently trained an additional 58 Peer Support Volunteers (PSVs) as a part of the Critical Incident Support program instituted to assist members following work related traumatic events. This […] Read More »

Aurizon NSW Coal Operations Enterprise Agreement 2018

Mar 20, 2019

The Fair Work Commission have today certified, stamped and signed the Enterprise Agreement.This will come into effect in 7 days on 27th March 2019 and expire on 10th November 2021. Click here to download the […] 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 »

Sydney Trains Drivers Taskforce Update – March 2019

Mar 11, 2019

The Locomotive Division would like to advise Members that following last week’s Drivers Issues Taskforce final agreement has been reached and correspondence exchanged regarding the outstanding issues of:  Clarifying the application of liftup/layback – […] Read More »

Southern Shorthaul Railway – Agreement Update

Mar 6, 2019

Members are advised that following a telephone hook up with the Company last week the major outstanding item of DutyFree (Green) Days remains outstanding. Whilst the Locomotive Division have continued to argue for the claim […] Read More »

IRA Agreement claim

Feb 7, 2019

The RTBU Locomotive Division are currently considering our ability to pursue a claim on behalf of all past and present members who were employed under the Independent Railways Australia Enterprise Agreement 2011 (the IRA Agreement), prior […] Read More »



Jan 25, 2019

After several Months, Negotiations have now concluded for the Freightliner Australia Pty Ltd 2018 Enterprise Agreement. The Company has advised the Access period will start on Thursday 24th January then Electronic voting will commence shortly […] Read More »

Footplate: Sydney Trains Membership Concerns and Issues Taskforce

Nov 29, 2018

The recent Electric Train Drivers Committee (ETDC) meeting served to highlight the desperate need for Sydney Trains to seriously address the concerns of members across a myriad of issues including but not limited to access […] Read More »

QUBE EA Negotiations Update

Nov 23, 2018

On Tuesday, November 13th, the RTBU Locomotive Division delegates and officials met with QUBE Management at their office in Cooks River to continue negotiating your Enterprise Agreement. While both parties are aiming to have an […] Read More »