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Long Service Leave win at PN

Long Service Leave win at PN

Jun 21, 2011

Drivers with more than five years service at PN Rail (Intermodal and Bulk) who have left the company will now be paid pro-rata long service leave after PN tried to get out of honouring the […] Read More »

RailCorp’s shoddy handling of Springwood fatality

RailCorp’s shoddy handling of Springwood fatality

Jun 21, 2011

The response by RailCorp to a recent fatality at Springwood Station is an example of poor communication and potential negligence of their employer responsibilities. A man who was last seen waiting for a train on […] Read More »

Waratah Train update

Waratah Train update

Jun 21, 2011

RailCorp has finally confirmed it will accept the first Waratah train. After a delay of 18 months it’s likely to enter service in July and will initially be operated by the Waratah Crew. As reported […] Read More »

Queen’s Birthday roster win

Queen’s Birthday roster win

Jun 17, 2011

Over 100 workers at the North Sydney & Hornsby Depots faced substantial loss of income as a result of RailCorp’s proposed decision to roster them all ‘off’ over the recent Queen’s Birthday long weekend due […] Read More »

Goulburn delegate challenges local MP over IR laws

Goulburn delegate challenges local MP over IR laws

Jun 17, 2011

A delegation of public sector workers met Goulburn state MP and Family and Community Services minister Pru Goward last Friday in an attempt to get the MP to cross the floor and vote against the […] Read More »

RTBU tour highlights problems facing regional workers

RTBU tour highlights problems facing regional workers

Jun 16, 2011

As the freight industry continues to expand, and the reactivation of country depots becomes increasingly important, I was pleased to have the chance to take a four-day regional NSW tour to meet with members and […] Read More »

RTBU joins IR protest

RTBU joins IR protest

Jun 15, 2011

The RTBU made a strong showing at today’s public sector wide protest rally against new state IR laws. Barry O’Farrell’s legislation is currently due to pass the lower house after winning support from the Shooters […] Read More »

Brian changes track after 32 years

Brian changes track after 32 years

Jun 9, 2011

Pacific National veteran and long-time RTBU delegate Brian Glover has farewelled his colleagues and accepted a job with rival operator Freightliner. Brian resigned from PN after being stood down in controversial circumstances six weeks ago. […] Read More »

Drivers pissed off about urine testing

Drivers pissed off about urine testing

May 27, 2011

Our Loco Express poll on urine testing shows strong dissatisfaction with urine testing across the rail industry. Vote now. 98% of Loco Express readers want drug testing to switch from urine to saliva swab testing, […] Read More »

Super outcome at IRA

Super outcome at IRA

May 27, 2011

Drivers at freight operator Independent Railways of Australia overwhelmingly endorsed a new Enterprise Agreement this week that pushes employer-provided superannuation up to an industry-leading 14%. The three-year agreement also kisses goodbye to an arrangement where […] Read More »

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