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Newsflash: ANTR 406 & 408 – Use of Headlight & Horn

Jun 7, 2021

Members are reminded of the importance of ANTR – 406 & 408 Network Rules regarding the Use of Locomotive  Headlights & Horns.  Issues have arisen regarding the inappropriate use of the headlight and the sounding […] Read More »


May 27, 2021

The RTBU is continuing to fight to protect workers from the draconian and dangerous proposal to introduce mandatory in-cab audio and video recordings. The strong campaign by RTBU members has forced ONRSR to verbally back […] Read More »

In-Cab Recordings Update: You’ve Been Heard!

In-Cab Recordings Update: You’ve Been Heard!

May 25, 2021

The RTBU has continued discussions with ONRSR about in-cab recordings and, as a result,ONRSR has revised its policy position to address your concerns! For now, ONRSR’s revised policy position will be to only recommend allowing […] Read More »

Vale Bob Plain (Plainy)

May 25, 2021

Vale Bob Plain (Plainy), 1945-2021 It is with sadness that I wish to advise members on the passing of Bob Plain, or Plainy to those who knew him. Bob played a significant role in the […] Read More »

Bob Plain’s Funeral Details

May 25, 2021

Dear members, For those who can make it, join us to remember and celebrate the life of Bob “Plainy” Plain. When: 11am, Monday 31st May 2021 Where: The Guardian Chapel, Minchinbury, Pinegrove Memorial Park. Celebration drinks […] Read More »

Say NO to Big Brother-style surveillance in trains and tram cabins

May 25, 2021

We urge you to sign the below RTBU petition rejecting the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator’s (ONRSR) draconian and dangerous proposal for mandatory in-cab surveillance on trains and trams. SIGN THE PETITION HERE NOW […] Read More »

Newsflash: RTBU urges Transport Ministers to reject ONRSR’s recommendations

May 19, 2021

Transport Ministers from across Australia are meeting next week, and one of the issues on their agenda is the proposal from ONRSR to mandate the use of in-cab recording devices. Your Union is strongly opposed […] Read More »

Sign the ePetition: Improving safety at level crossings

Sign the ePetition: Improving safety at level crossings

May 18, 2021

Dear members, An ePetition has been put forward to the NSW Parliament Legislative Assembly regarding the issue of level crossing safety. The ePetition calls for the Legislative Assembly to: Make warning lights mandatory at all […] Read More »

Retirement Send Off for Cronulla Drivers Greg Soutar and Mark McClymont

May 18, 2021

Dear members, Celebrate the retirement of Cronulla Drivers Greg Soutar and Mark McClymont for their 30 years on the railways! When: Saturday 22 May, from middayWhere: Gymea Bowling Club If you would like to contribute […] Read More »

Footplate: NIF Dispute – Train Crew Rostered to Travel Passenger

May 14, 2021

On Monday 10 May 2021 a NIF service was gazetted in a Special Train Notice (STN1652- 2021) to run between Gosford and Sydney Terminal (Passenger). This was immediately  placed into dispute at Step 1 (DSP) […] Read More »