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Union wins an independent review of AQF accreditation

Union wins an independent review of AQF accreditation

Aug 2, 2012

As part of the new national rail safety legislation the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) is working towards standardising competency accreditation for rail drivers across all states. Initial drafts from TLISC looking at […] Read More »

New digs for PN at Chullora

New digs for PN at Chullora

Aug 1, 2012

Staff and crew at the PN Intermodal office at Chullora are delighted that they can finally see some progress in the construction of their long-promised new office.   Due to be opened in November the […] Read More »

New health and safety laws give HSRs stronger powers

New health and safety laws give HSRs stronger powers

Jul 18, 2012

The new Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations that came into force at the beginning of this year will provide new powers to WH&S reps but also some serious challenges to workers as employers […] Read More »

Bathurst back on track

Bathurst back on track

Jul 5, 2012

Last month Premier O’Farrell made a surprise announcement that a daily return commuter rail service to Bathurst will start on October 21 this year. Running seven days a week, stops are planned at Lithgow, Mt Victoria and Katoomba.
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Auburn induction training package up and running

Auburn induction training package up and running

Jun 27, 2012

In early June RailCorp and the RTBU finally agreed on an induction package for the Auburn maintenance centre. The negotiations were lengthy and made more complex as the parties had to resolve several site specific […] Read More »

First National Rail Safety Regulator appointed

First National Rail Safety Regulator appointed

Jun 26, 2012

Following the passage of the Rail Safety National Law through South Australian Parliament last month, the first National Rail Safety Regulator has been appointed. Rob Andrews has worked as a rail safety regulator in the […] Read More »

Sudden relocation takes El Zoro drivers by surprise

Sudden relocation takes El Zoro drivers by surprise

Jun 21, 2012

Due to a downturn in grain deliveries from the North West NSW, El Zorro has relocated its fleet from the line running between Narrabri and Newcastle to South West NSW at Temora and Cootamundra. This […] Read More »

Waratah (almost) faultless

Waratah (almost) faultless

Jun 21, 2012

After the initial teething problems with the Waratah there are now nine operational Waratah sets, with eight running daily and one on standby. Set number 23 is now in Australia and is currently at Cardiff […] Read More »

RailCorp loses its sectorisation bid… again

RailCorp loses its sectorisation bid… again

May 23, 2012

Earlier this year Fair Work Australia rejected RailCorp’s attempts to introduce sectorisation under the guise of “managerial prerogative”, saying that RailCorp was required to follow the process of consultation outlined in the EA for any […] Read More »

Unions pledge a national campaign to protect workers in insecure jobs

Unions pledge a national campaign to protect workers in insecure jobs

May 16, 2012

After a six-month independent enquiry by former Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe, the report into insecure work in Australia had been released. Welcomed by the ACTU Congress, Lives on Hold: Unlocking the Potential of Australia’s […] Read More »

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