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Negotiations for Replacement of the Pacific  National Bulk Rail NSW Enterprise Agreement  2018

Members would have seen Pacific National’s recent separate communications to both Coal and Bulk  employees on negotiations. While we can report that there were some basic commonalities expressed  between the parties on wanting simplicity and […] Read More »

Ministers’ commitment on the NIF and further industrial action

Feb 12, 2022

Arising from the commitments given by the Transport Minister on Tuesday, on Thursday 10 February we sought confirmation on his commitment regarding the NIF. Specifically, we asked for confirmation that his commitment meant: The Agreement […] 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 »

Metro BBQ Around the tracks tour

Feb 3, 2022

The RTBULD Metropolitan BBQ tour is back for 2022! Come along to the following locations, grab  yourself a sausage sandwich and have a chat about any issues in your workplace with Locomotive  Organisers Kevin Pryor […] Read More »

Southern Region Around the  Tracks Tour

Southern Region Around the  Tracks Tour

Feb 3, 2022

Brian Head and Marc Chapman will be out and about at the following locations.   ALL Members from ALL Operators are encouraged to attend and have a chat with  both Brian and Marc about any issues […] Read More »

NSW TrainLink Members: Public Holiday Pay Entitlement Dispute Win

Please be aware that NSW Trainlink failed to provide the required 14-day notice indicating a drivers converted public holiday schedule alteration and/or Public Holiday (HOL) conversion for the gazetted New Year’s Day Public Holiday on 3rd […] Read More »

For Your Holiday Reading & Viewing Pleasure… from the Centre for Future Work!

Dec 24, 2021

A message form the Centre for Future Work: Dear Friends; We all have mixed feelings about heading into another holiday season with so much hardship and uncertainty around us – and feeling so much anger […] Read More »

Final Issue RMTU NZ Activist Newsletter For 2021

Dec 22, 2021

The latest edition of the RMTU NZ newsletter for 2021 is now available. Check out the latest from our comrades in New Zealand here. Read More »


Dec 20, 2021

Last week your Delegates and Officials were finally able to meet with Pacific National Management face to face to formally kick off the negotiations for a replacement Enterprise Agreement. The path to this point has […] Read More »

Wollongong Loses over 200 years of experience in one send off

Dec 20, 2021

On Saturday the 18th of December 2021 we saw the end of a wealth of experience with 5 senior RTBU Locomotive Division drivers retiring from Wollongong Depot. Many retired and current drivers as well as […] Read More »