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Union voices concern over new swipe cards

Union voices concern over new swipe cards

Aug 29, 2011

The union has received two briefings on the new “Time Capture to Pay” system which will use a swipe card in conjunction with a biometric finger scanning system to identify an employee and link the […] Read More »

Interstate drivers find common ground at QLD coal conference

Interstate drivers find common ground at QLD coal conference

Aug 29, 2011

The Queensland Branch of the RTBU, with the support of the National Office, convened the National Coal Train Drivers Conference in July 26 at Sarina, near Mackay, in Queensland. The conference bought together 40 drivers […] Read More »

Aug 28, 2011

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RTBU details flaws in the National Rail Safety Laws

RTBU details flaws in the National Rail Safety Laws

Aug 21, 2011

The RTBU has submitted its response to the draft National Rail Safety Laws. Detailing its concerns about elements of the proposed laws to the National Safety Commission, the union argues that a number of reforms are […] Read More »

Blacktown sends off five of their finest

Blacktown sends off five of their finest

Aug 19, 2011

On Saturday August 13 2011, the Blacktown Social Club held a send off evening to celebrate the retirement of 5 of their senior men. Between them, their total railway careers added up to over 175 […] Read More »

Albanese responds to RTBU pressure on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line

Albanese responds to RTBU pressure on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line

Aug 18, 2011

Vigorous RTBU pressure for an investigation into the second-rate resleepering program and dangerous mudholes on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line has delivered results with Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese announcing an inquiry. The independent […] Read More »

Second Waratah under scrutiny

Second Waratah under scrutiny

Aug 12, 2011

The second Waratah set has been presented to RailCorp and is currently undergoing testing. Once again the RTBU is finding it difficult to gain access to this set with two reviews cancelled already by RailCorp. […] Read More »

Do you use a smartphone? Let us know

Do you use a smartphone? Let us know

Aug 11, 2011

The Loco Division is investigating developing a smartphone application for train drivers, which would include an electronic shift and timekeeping diary. First, we need to know whether you use a smartphone and what kind it […] Read More »

Elections announced for PN Reps

Elections announced for PN Reps

Aug 11, 2011

To download a nomination form click here. Read More »

Bulk membership on the rise

Bulk membership on the rise

Aug 8, 2011

Union membership in PN Bulk is increasing, particularly for fixed-term employees who have often expressed fears that union membership may be used against them. This is good timing because EA negotiations will commence later this […] Read More »

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