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Continuing concerns about CountryLink training

Continuing concerns about CountryLink training

Feb 24, 2012

The RTBU Loco Division is continuing to try and resolve a dispute with RailCorp about training for CountryLink drivers. On February 20, the Locomotive Division attended a conciliation session at Fair Work Australia regarding the […] Read More »

End of an era for Lithgow

End of an era for Lithgow

Feb 16, 2012

Two veteran drivers have retired after long years of proud service. Ian Casey has been working the railways for 52 years and Ian (Butch) Collins is just shy of 48 years. There will be a […] Read More »

No polos for you: RailCorp knocks back comfy shirts

No polos for you: RailCorp knocks back comfy shirts

Feb 12, 2012

RailCorp has knocked back a request from the RTBU to include polo shirts in the uniform for drivers. RailCorp claims it is seeking a more ‘professional image’ for drivers. This is despite other classifications including […] Read More »

Division reaffirms support for JRU7

Division reaffirms support for JRU7

Feb 10, 2012

The RTBU NSW Locomotive Division has reaffirmed its strong support for Japanese train drivers unfairly prisoned on charges of union coercion. This week, a Japanese court dismissed the final appeal in the JR Urawa Electric […] Read More »

Jobs threat in $6 million RailCorp review

Jobs threat in $6 million RailCorp review

Feb 2, 2012

The NSW Government will fork out $6.3 million to a consulting firm for less than four months work to review RailCorp operations. The RTBU has warned it will not tolerate any job cuts stemming from […] Read More »

Delegate Training

Delegate Training

Jan 13, 2012

Stage 1 Training Delegate training has continued through 2011 – with 20 delegates being trained in 2011, up from 11 in 2010. Stage 2 Training Delegates are advised that the following dates have been set […] Read More »

Delegate Profile: Cootamundra delegate increases membership to almost 100 per cent

Delegate Profile: Cootamundra delegate increases membership to almost 100 per cent

Dec 22, 2011

Brendan Lemay has been a RTBU delegate at Cootamundra for less than 12 months but in that short time has transformed his workplace. Since taking on the position of Depot Organiser he has increased membership […] Read More »

Campbelltown depot farewells senior drivers

Campbelltown depot farewells senior drivers

Dec 20, 2011

The Campbelltown Depot Social Club recently held a farewell evening for several senior drivers who had just retired. The nine retirees have all been long-term drivers at the Campbelltown Depot and were farewelled by more […] Read More »

Clyde fuelling point finally gets an upgrade

Clyde fuelling point finally gets an upgrade

Dec 16, 2011

Due to limited access and safety concerns about an elevated walkway at Clyde fuelling point, earlier this year members requested that the RTBU conduct an OH&S evaluation. The inspection identified a number of safety concerns […] Read More »

Westons workers protected from hazardous dust

Westons workers protected from hazardous dust

Dec 16, 2011

The RTBU Loco Division has worked closely with management at Weston’s mill at Enfield to limit dangerous exposure to dust in the workplace. After member complaints regarding their exposure to dust at the site, a […] Read More »

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