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Sydenham Junction Infrastructure Changes

Dec 31, 2019

 The Locomotive Division wishes to inform Members of developments in regard to training for the signalling and infrastructure changes at Sydenham Junction due to be cut-in on 5 January 2020.  The Division is disappointed that […] Read More »

Vale Greg Reid – 24th December 2019

Dec 31, 2019

Following the tragic passing of Greg Reid in a freight train incident just out of Perth recently, a fundraising page has been set up to help Greg’s family take him back to New Zealand to […] Read More »

Train Crew Christmas & NYE Claims & Entitlements 2019/2020

Dec 23, 2019

After consultation with Sydney Trains regarding claims and entitlements for train crew for the Xmas/NYE roster the below table has been agreed by both parties. Altered working provisions such as extra kilometres still apply. Click […] Read More »

Loco Express: Secretary’s Report

Dear members, It’s been a busy year for everyone in the Loco Division and we should all use the holiday period to refresh in anticipation of further and ongoing attacks by employers and governments against […] Read More »

Railtrain Underpayment Case Update

Dec 19, 2019

Recently, the Interlocutory Hearing (a type of small, fast hearing) was held to determine whether the RTBU could pursue the three Railtrain Managers as well as the company itself for the underpayment case. Railtrain armed […] Read More »

PN: Mobile Phone Update

Dec 19, 2019

ATTENTION ALL PN TRAIN CREW: On Tuesday the 17th of December, RTBU Officials (Allan Barden, Leanne Holmes, Keith McMahon, Greg Camron and Kevin Pryor) met with Pacific National (Kate Alam, Brett Lynch, Simon Atkinson and […] Read More »

Safety and Surveillance campaign

Dec 18, 2019

At our recent National Locomotive Divisional meeting in Canberra, the National Locomotive Divisional Committee launched two national campaigns on health, safety and welfare in the workplace for members. The continuous attacks and eroding of our […] Read More »

New Intercity Fleet (NIF) Update Dispute

Dec 17, 2019

The saga around the “Your guide to the New Intercity Fleet” continues. The RTBU put the issues with the booklet immediately into dispute under the enterprise agreement. Amongst the issues with the booklet were: Introducing […] Read More »

French union workers strike over pension reforms

Dec 17, 2019

France’s CGT union is striking for the 13th day today after the government proposed combining separate pension schemes into a single scheme, meaning people will be working longer for less income.  The railway and transport […] Read More »