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Aurizon EA Update No.1 – Aurizon EA Negotiations Begin

Aurizon EA Update No.1 – Aurizon EA Negotiations Begin

Jul 23, 2021

Negotiations began on Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 July 2021 for a replacement Enterprise  Agreement to the Aurizon NSW Coal Operations Enterprise Agreement that expires on 10  November 2021.  Your Negotiating Committee met with the […] Read More »

NSW Trains Share Pointless

NSW Trains Share Pointless

Jul 20, 2021

Members be aware; on 20 June 2021, the RTBU Locomotive Division placed NSW Trains into a Step 2 dispute in accordance with Clause 8.4 of the 2018 Enterprise Agreement following NSW Trains failure to consult […] Read More »

Sydney Trains – Millennium Set OEP Trial

The RTBU Locomotive Division and HSR representatives have continually pushed for an improved Millennium Operator Enable Pedal (OEP) foot pedal for some time. Through the Millennium upgrade, there is now a proposal to upgrade the […] Read More »

Update – Boarding and Alighting Dispute – New Intercity Fleet

Jul 9, 2021

Since May 2021, the Locomotive Division has continued to progress our dispute regarding  NSW Trains forcing Drivers to travel ‘passenger’ on the NIF to “observe” its operation.  NSW Trains’ response did not address any of […] Read More »

PN Bulk EA: Bargaining Preparation and Log of Claims Update

Before Greater Sydney went into lockdown the Locomotive Division brought Delegates from PN Bulk and Coal together for an intensive two-day preparation for your upcoming Enterprise Agreement negotiations. The logistics of getting Delegates together from […] Read More »

Newsflash: Aurizon Update

Jul 1, 2021

Redundancies As members would be aware Aurizon recently advised of their intention to reduce the Mayfield Depot by 15 fulltime driver positions calling for employees to express their interest for voluntary redundancy – more than […] Read More »

Critical Safety Alert – Queensland Rail: Suspension of Locomotive “Long End Leading” Operations Updated

Jul 1, 2021

Attention: – All Rail Transport Operators who operate rail traffic on the Queensland Rail Network – All workers involved in the movement of rail traffic for which Queensland rail is the accredited Rollingstock Operator, on […] Read More »



During the latest EA negotiations RTBU delegates were informed of the “Premiers Priorities” touted as the guiding principles that all public sectors, including the government transport industry, would utilise to implement “a world class public […] Read More »

Railtrain Newsflash: Port Services Agreement Voted Down for the Second Time

All Railtrain Members should stand proud in knowing that their fellow workers assigned to 1Rail in the Hunter Valley have unanimously voted down Railtrain’s proposed Hunter Port Services Enterprise Agreement. This is the second time […] Read More »

Opal Card Not Working???

Members are advised that it would seem current employee issued  OPAL card may have been de-activated prior to the new OPAL card (as advised by TfNSW) being received and activated for use.  Members who find their […] Read More »