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Sydney Trains

The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division represents employees of Sydney Trains.

Sydney & NSW Trains – EA Tour – Train Crew Protected Industrial Action

On Thursday 17 March 2022, RTBU Officials meet with the Transport Minister, the  Employee Relations Minister, and the Transport Secretary regarding the upcoming  period of Protected Industrial Action.  At this meeting, the Ministers put to […] Read More »

Sydney Trains & NSW Trains: Protected Industrial Action

As members would be aware, orders were granted by Fair Work Australia for members  of the Rail, Tram, and Bus Union to undertake Protected Industrial Action.   Currently, there is a 14-day ban on working overtime […] Read More »

Waratah ATP – Ongoing Operational Issues

Waratah ATP – Ongoing Operational Issues

A recent increase in Automatic Train Protection (ATP) related issues on Waratah type rollingstock has resulted in further delays to these sets being operated in NORMAL, which in turn, has further delayed drivers being trained […] Read More »

Sydney and NSW Trains – Protected Action Ballot Order Results: Thank you for voting YES to take action

Results of the Sydney and NSW Trains PABO have been released. The message is loud and clear. We had a great voter turnout of 70%. Of those who participated, 90% of you voted YES to […] Read More »

NIF Update: Another Win for Safety

Dear Members, We will get straight to the point. Our Legal Team has just finished in the Federal Court of Australia, where NSW Trains made a desperate and last ditch effort to force members to staff […] Read More »

Standby at Home – Working Arrangements

Jul 23, 2021

Attention Sydney Trains Members: Sydney Trains has recently moved to an augmented weekend timetable in response to  the more restrictive Covid-19 Public Health Orders (PHO) issued 17 July 2021. The  reduction in services has generated […] 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 »



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 »

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 »

NSW Trains agrees to bargain – Sydney Trains to follow!

NSW Trains agrees to bargain – Sydney Trains to follow!

Dear Members, RTBU members everywhere have been voting to tell Sydney and NSW Trains that they want to bargain – NOW! Today, following sustained action and pressure from members NSW Trains has finally agreed to […] Read More »