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Say NO to the attack on Workers Compensation

Say NO to the attack on Workers Compensation

May 16, 2012

Workers Compensation is about knowing that if you have an accident, your recovery and your family’s well-being will be looked after by decent, fair services. The proposed changes to Workers Compensation by the O’Farrell Government […] Read More »

RTBU goes in to battle for your rights and entitlements

RTBU goes in to battle for your rights and entitlements

May 15, 2012

Today your union sent a strong message to the Minister for Transport that any attack on workers rights is unacceptable. The NSW Government announced they would be offering 750 voluntary redundancies in RailCorp middle management, […] Read More »

RailCorp backs down on maintainance proposals

RailCorp backs down on maintainance proposals

May 13, 2012

The RTBU can now announce that RailCorp has dropped its attempt to have medically restricted drivers perform shed and wash rosters within maintenance centers. Members are reminded that this proposal formed one portion of RailCorp’s […] Read More »

Enfield yard ready for “S” set arrivals

Enfield yard ready for “S” set arrivals

May 13, 2012

As a part of the rollout of the Waratah train, a portion of the Enfield Freight Yard has been redeveloped to accommodate “S” Sets that will be removed from operation service and replaced by the […] Read More »

Moorebank’s a good start but there’s much more to be done

Moorebank’s a good start but there’s much more to be done

May 9, 2012

By 2017 the new freight hub will be up and running in Moorebank including a much-needed rail link from Port Botany to Moorebank. Although it is predicted to remove 3,300 trucks from the road in […] Read More »

Will workers’ compensation be slashed to save employer costs?

Will workers’ compensation be slashed to save employer costs?

May 1, 2012

The details are being closely guarded, but the O’Farrell Government has signalled a drastic “reform” of the Workers Compensation system. Despite the fact that entitlements for injured NSW workers are already lower than in other […] Read More »

Rail industry desperate to discredit union’s safety fears: have your say

Rail industry desperate to discredit union’s safety fears: have your say

Apr 30, 2012

The rail industry is resorting to outright lies in order to discredit the RTBU and its opposition to the proposed scrapping of the 12-hour shift cap as part of the new Rail Safety National Law. […] Read More »

RailCorp challenges sectorisation ruling

RailCorp challenges sectorisation ruling

Apr 26, 2012

RailCorp has decided to appeal a Fair Work Australia ruling on sectorisation handed down in March. The FWA ruled in favour of the RTBU saying the introduction of sectorisation, which would prevent drivers being rostered […] Read More »

Crossing collisions decline but better education is crucial

Crossing collisions decline but better education is crucial

Apr 20, 2012

The recent launch of the rail industry initiative TrackSAFE which aims to reduce level crossing, trespass and suicide incidents on the rail network is a timely reminder that more needs to be done at a […] Read More »

Proposed fatigue laws won’t maintain safety standards

Proposed fatigue laws won’t maintain safety standards

Apr 18, 2012

The RTBU has welcomed the response by Transport for NSW to the draft National Laws regulating fatigue management in the rail industry. “Transport for NSW has picked up the deficiencies in the draft that the […] Read More »

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