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PN drags its feet on EA negotiations

PN drags its feet on EA negotiations

Mar 12, 2012

The RTBU is currently negotiating with four divisions of Pacific National – operational, intermodal train crew, coal and bulk – as the current EAs expire on June 30, 2012. The negotiations have been going on […] Read More »

Freight aims to match coal in new EA

Freight aims to match coal in new EA

Mar 12, 2012

The RTBU and Freightliner Australia have commenced negotiations on the EA for the freight side of the business which is due to expire at the end of 2012. With RTBU members in coal enjoying a […] Read More »

Southern Shorthaul Railroad EA close to finalisation

Southern Shorthaul Railroad EA close to finalisation

Mar 12, 2012

The RTBU have commenced talks with SSR to replace the current EA that expired some years ago. It is attempting to modernise the EA to bring each clause up to the current industry standard on […] Read More »

Have you been affected by the floods across NSW?

Have you been affected by the floods across NSW?

Mar 8, 2012

Tell us about your flood experiences here and send your photos to info@locoexpress.com.au Read More »

Membership in coal almost 100 per cent

Membership in coal almost 100 per cent

Mar 6, 2012

The RTBU is pleased to announce that membership in coal is climbing day by day and is approaching 100 per cent. This is due to the expansion of the workforce in the industry with most […] Read More »

CF 44 locomotives a pain in the neck for PN Coal drivers

CF 44 locomotives a pain in the neck for PN Coal drivers

Mar 6, 2012

The CF 44 Class locomotives continue to create issues for our members within Pacific National. These locomotives have been built to CFCLA’s specifications by United Goninan to the same template as the Xstrata XRN locomotives […] Read More »

PN Coal denies misuse of the stand-down clause at Port Kembla

PN Coal denies misuse of the stand-down clause at Port Kembla

Mar 4, 2012

An inadequate stand-down notice issued by PN Coal, that affected train crew at Port Kembla and Lithgow, has lead to the RTBU seeking help from FWA help clarify how stand-down notices should be issued to […] Read More »

Work-hour and rest-break protections to be scrapped under new laws

Work-hour and rest-break protections to be scrapped under new laws

Mar 1, 2012

**This story has been updated here The draft Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) covering hours of work and rest in the new Rail Safety National Law delivers a hammer blow to the safety and work-life balance […] Read More »

Assessment farce at Werris Creek

Assessment farce at Werris Creek

Feb 24, 2012

The ongoing refusal by CountryLink to develop proper documentation and processes that comply with RailCorp’s Competency Assessment policy has lead to an absurd charade on the Werris Creek to Moree route. The Werris Creek Principal […] Read More »

Better get fit fast!

Better get fit fast!

Feb 24, 2012

Last December we alerted you to a special offer for RTBU Loco Division members to join the fitness club Fit n Fast at reduced rates. The offer stands until August 2012, so don’t leave it […] Read More »

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