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Employer News

Sydney Trains: BB Diagrams Footplate Amendment

Nov 16, 2018

The Locomotive Division wishes to advise members of an error in the previous footplate regarding additional altered working entitlements for “BB Diagrams”. Footplate Issue 36 incorrectly referred to BB Diagrams worked between 12 March and […] Read More »

Aurizon Newsflash: Over the speed hump

Nov 14, 2018

Today, your Enterprise Agreement negotiation committee attending a meeting with Aurizon team to discuss a way forward with the EA. As you all are aware, the Notice of Representational rights has been reissued and sent […] Read More »

Southern Shorthaul Railway – EA Update

Nov 12, 2018

As you are aware from the last Newsflash, SSR management stated that they will respond via email to all the concerns raised at the last meeting by Monday 5th November. To date, we have not […] Read More »

GWA – FLACH EA Round one!

Nov 8, 2018

On Tuesday the 6th of November Your RTBU Locomotive Division Negotiating Team exchanged log of claims with GWA. The GWA log of claims was mostly what was expected with their big ticket items being a […] Read More »

Southern Shorthaul Railway – EA Update

Nov 1, 2018

The RTBU Locomotive Division held Depot tours over the last 2 weeks and received an overwhelming response concerning the proposed Enterprise Agreement that was recently voted down by Members. The Members response was very clear; […] Read More »

RTBU fight to stop labor hire wage theft

RTBU fight to stop labor hire wage theft

Oct 24, 2018

This week, the RTBU commenced legal action in the Federal Court against rail labour hire company, Railtrain Pty Ltd, over the company’s systematic underpayment of Locomotive Driver Assistant employees. The RTBU is pursuing the recovery […] Read More »

Sydney Morning Herald: Town Hall station overcrowding to force staff to slow access at peak

Oct 8, 2018

Matt O’Sullivan: Pressure on Sydney’s Town Hall train station has grown significantly during peak periods due to a 23 per cent surge in passengers in just three years, raising the prospect of staff limiting access […] Read More »

Newsflash: QUBE EA update

Oct 5, 2018

On Wednesday, October 3 RTBU Locomotive Division delegates and officials met with QUBE Management at their head office in Minto to continue to negotiate your EA. During this meeting, QUBE Management highlighted some items in […] Read More »

Southern Shorthaul Railway – Agreement Update

Southern Shorthaul Railway – Agreement Update

Oct 2, 2018

Voting on the Southern Shorthaul Railway EA has now been finalised. Members/employees have had their say and voted down the proposed Company Enterprise Agreement 63 to 39. This result confirms that 2/3 of members/employees are […] Read More »

Footplate: Driver’s Road Knowledge Qualifications

Sep 28, 2018

The Locomotive Division wishes to remind Members to remain vigilant regarding their current road knowledge competencies with the introduction of the new Sydney Trains timetable. This timetable will see some depots traversing roads which they […] Read More »