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Sydney Trains

The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division represents employees of Sydney Trains.

Sydney Trains Drivers’ Taskforce Update

Aug 16, 2019

Your Locomotive Division Representatives recently took part in the bi-monthly Sydney Trains Drivers Issues Taskforce held at Auburn Stabling Yard. Sydney Trains representatives discussed operational changes which included moving to a 24/7 rostering model, creation […] Read More »

ATP Equipment – Change to OSCAR H Set Preparation Procedure

Aug 9, 2019

Sydney Trains are currently rolling out a briefing for drivers concerning the changing of the H Set OSCAR preparation procedure. OSCAR sets have progressively upgraded with new technology. The upgrade results in an adjustment to […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Dispute Win: Altered Working Extra Kilometres

Jun 14, 2019

The Locomotive Division wishes to advise members of the positive outcome to an outstanding dispute regarding non-payment of extra kilometres on altered working. This dispute arose at Penrith Depot after Sydney Trains ceased paying extra […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Drivers Taskforce Update

Jun 12, 2019

The Locomotive Division wish to inform members of outcomes to the most recent Drivers’ Taskforce meeting held Monday, 3 June at Mortdale Maintenance Centre. Following initial resolutions to outstanding issues of DRAWA interpretation (lift up […] Read More »

“Respectful Workplace Behaviours” eLearning Module

Apr 11, 2019

The Locomotive Division wishes to inform Members that Sydney Trains has begun rolling out an eLearning module for those within the Train Crewing Directorate. The module addresses “Respectful Workplace Behaviours” and was developed following feedback […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »