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Update

Union win on permanent jobs

Union win on permanent jobs

Aug 8, 2011

As a result of ongoing negotiations with the union, PN Bulk has agreed to start the process of converting all fixed-term employees to permanent full-time. They have also acknowledged that fixed-term contracts were only supposed […] Read More »

Mud still flying over state of Sydney to Melbourne line

Mud still flying over state of Sydney to Melbourne line

Aug 4, 2011

The RTBU will support any member who reduces the speed of their train on the Sydney to Melbourne line due to safety concerns following a recent near miss on the line. V/Line have recently imposed […] Read More »

PN Bulk offers to pay fuel incentive money

PN Bulk offers to pay fuel incentive money

Aug 2, 2011

After initial advice from PN Bulk that it was not able to calculate the information to identify if fuel savings had been achieved and therefore could not pay the 1% base rate increase to employees […] Read More »

The southern rail line — a tragedy waiting to happen

The southern rail line — a tragedy waiting to happen

Jul 29, 2011

Divisional Secretary Robert Hayden has written to the Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese calling on him to instigate a genuinely independent enquiry to investigate the current resleepering practices before a tragedy happens. Despite the more […] Read More »

RailCorp Crew Reform Update

RailCorp Crew Reform Update

Jul 26, 2011

RailCorp has advised the division that they are seeking to implement a number of items that would impact on Loco Division members employed by RailCorp. RailCorp asked for consultation on three initial items: Sectorisation; Sign […] Read More »

Your Safety At Risk Survey

Your Safety At Risk Survey

Jul 25, 2011

The new National Rail Safety laws are in the process of being drafted, but it’s rapidly becoming apparent that new laws are being skewed towards the interests of employers rather than workers – compromising the […] Read More »

Union gets agreement on Workplace Trainer development

Union gets agreement on Workplace Trainer development

Jul 22, 2011

After working with RailCorp on a steering committee over several years the union has finally received a commitment from RailCorp for an enhanced holistic program of training and development for CityRail (ETR and InterCity) workplace […] Read More »

Relief for loco drivers

Relief for loco drivers

Jul 19, 2011

After pressure from the union PN Bulk has agreed to provide in the next few weeks a forward plan for the upgrading of locomotive toilets. In the meantime PN Bulk have also advised that employees […] Read More »

National Rail Safety Law information forums: register now

National Rail Safety Law information forums: register now

Jul 12, 2011

The proposed new National Rail Safety Law may have a big impact on your hours of work and working time arrangements, particularly around fatigue rostering issues, currently contained in the RTBU’s Industrial Agreements and the […] Read More »

Christmas in July for El Zorro drivers

Christmas in July for El Zorro drivers

Jul 8, 2011

Drivers for freight operator El Zorro will finally start receiving the thousands of dollars in backpay negotiated between the company and the RTBU as part of the EBA signed earlier this year. The payments are […] Read More »

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