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Fatigue Management System Trial

Fatigue Management System Trial

Apr 28, 2021

Members will recall the Loco Express article in July 2020 regarding the NSW Trains proposal to trial their fatigue management plan at various depots or locations. Wyong station staff have trialled and now implemented their […] Read More »

PN Bulk EA 2022 – Survey Reminder and Next Steps

PN Bulk EA 2022 – Survey Reminder and Next Steps

As reported last week, the survey for you next EA is underway and will close Friday, 23 April. While we have had an enthusiastic response from members so far, we understand those on shiftwork do […] Read More »

Newsflash: 1Rail NSW Coal – Annual Leave Deduction Dispute Resolved

Apr 1, 2021

The RTBU Locomotive Division is pleased to report that yesterday an agreement with 1Rail was reached  on annual leave deductions and then confirmed in a formal recommendation by the Fair Work  Commission.  The agreed method […] Read More »

PN Intermodal 2021 EA Update – EA Ratified by the Fair Work Commission

PN Intermodal 2021 EA Update – EA Ratified by the Fair Work Commission

The PNI Train Crew EA was approved by the Fair Work Commission yesterday (Thursday 25 March). There were no undertakings or issues from the FWC. $500 Bonus RTBU Members will be paid the first $500 […] Read More »

Newsflash: PN Bulk & Coal Member Update

Compassionate Leave Recently the RTBU NSW Locomotive Division ran a dispute over  compassionate leave entitlements of the NSW Bulk Enterprise Agreement. One of our Coal Members  questioned why Pacific National deducted three days sick leave […] Read More »

Newsflash: 1Rail – Leave Deduction Dispute

Mar 22, 2021

As previously reported your RTBU Locomotive Division has been in discussion with One Rail Management and HR over how they are currently deducting Annual Leave. Management admitted that, without consultation, they made the change late last year […] Read More »

Newsflash: Aurizon – Dirty Tricks

Mar 22, 2021

In another race to the bottom of the corporate world, in the Aurizon grain section, instead of using NSW  based Coal Crews as allowed for under the Coal Enterprise Agreement, Aurizon instead has sublet  NSW […] Read More »

Aurizon Coal NSW Enterprise Agreement 2021

Mar 15, 2021

As you are all aware your Union, Rail, Tram & Bus Union, Locomotive Division wrote to Aurizon General Manager requesting a timeframe to begin Enterprise Agreement Negotiations to replace your current EA with a nominal […] Read More »

NSW Trains Disciplinary Approach

NSW Trains Disciplinary Approach

Mar 8, 2021

NSW Trains continues to self-destruct by its heavy-handed disciplinary approach in dealing with its employees with dismissal being the only apparent remedy for misconduct. This overzealous approach has been mirrored across all areas of NSW […] Read More »

New InterCity Fleet (NIF), the cost of arrogance

Mar 8, 2021

Whilst the respective parties involved in all things NIF pause to reflect on the Full Bench Fair Work decision that NSW Trains cannot implement the proposed classifications of Intercity Specialist Driver and Customer Service Guard, […] Read More »

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