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Inland Rail link continues to frustrate

Jan 30, 2020

A 1,700 km freight rail link from Melbourne to Brisbane has been heavily criticised for its need to build new corridors across farmland and floodplains in Queensland. Locals say that the proposed route is a […] Read More »

Public trains once again proven to be more efficient than private trains

Jan 30, 2020

Privatisation does not work as Melbourne’s train data reveals. Adelaide’s public transport system is said to have worked better than Melbourne’s privatised system last year according to new transport data. As members may be aware, […] Read More »

Top 1% of Australians earning more than bottom 50% combined

Jan 21, 2020

A new report by Oxfam has shown that the top 1% are more than twice as wealthy as the bottom 50% combined. The top end of town has been raking in the big bucks and […] Read More »

Transport for NSW spending big bucks on PR spin

Jan 20, 2020

Transport for NSW is pulling out all the stops to get some spin doctors in place as they try to sell privatisation and shiny new toys to NSW taxpayers. They have advertised 100 new roles […] Read More »

Loco Express: Secretary’s Report

Loco Express: Secretary’s Report

Jan 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 Secretary’s Message Dear members, Welcome back to the first edition of Loco Express for 2020. I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday period and spent some quality time with your loved […] Read More »

New Loco Legal Officer

Jan 17, 2020

As members are aware, our Industrial officer Jessica Epps recently resigned and we have been looking to replace the position ever since. However, the Loco Division executive decided that there was an increasing need for […] Read More »

Celebration of Life for Kevin Gilham

Jan 16, 2020

Dear members, Members are advised that the Funeral for late Sydney CountryLink Driver and all round good guy Kevin Gilham is to be held as follows: Where: Palmside Crematorium Hillside Chapel, Palmdale Rd, Ourimbah When: […] Read More »

Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union (RTBU) response to Productivity Commission draft report, National Transport Regulatory Reform

Jan 15, 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to provide written submissions in response to the draft report, National Transport Regulatory Reform, which was released on 12 November 2019.  As noted in our original submission, the RTBU supported […] Read More »

$110 million collected from airport train passengers last year

Jan 13, 2020

The NSW Government collected 10% more in fees from customers travelling to Sydney airport stations last year, making it $420 million altogether in the last five years.  Travelling from central to the airport costs $19.40 […] Read More »

Payment for Training Momentum Finally Agree

Jan 10, 2020

After many letters written over the last few months on behalf of RTBU Locomotive Division Members, It was confirmed on 20th December 2019 that Momentum Senior Management has finally agreed to pay all of its […] Read More »