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Update

RTBU farewells JD

RTBU farewells JD

Apr 29, 2011

Best wishes from the RTBU Loco Division to retiring RailCorp Driver JD Hughes. JD Hughes retired just before Easter, after achieving his aim of being Blacktown’s Senior Driver. This was admittedly only a short stint, […] Read More »

Changes for staff at PN Grafton Intermodal

Changes for staff at PN Grafton Intermodal

Apr 21, 2011

The RTBU has been in negotiations with Pacific National Intermodal to protect workers at the soon to be downsized Grafton depot. Following improvements to tracks between Brisbane and Taree, drivers transporting steel between the two […] Read More »

Update: transfer dispute escalated

Update: transfer dispute escalated

Apr 20, 2011

RTBU members recently met with RailCorp to resolve a dispute over its recent decision to recruit and appoint graduating Trainee Drivers to Mortdale, Flemington and Hornsby Depots. As reported previously in Loco Express, the RTBU […] Read More »

Farewell Pricey

Farewell Pricey

Apr 1, 2011

Best wishes from the RTBU Loco Division to retiring RailCorp Driver Greg Price. Greg, who was based at Wollongong and Moss Vale during his career, has been a long-term union activist and delegate who has […] Read More »

Major improvements at Glenlee

Major improvements at Glenlee

Apr 1, 2011

Health and safety conditions at QR Interail’s Glenlee rail siding have improved dramatically following action by the  Loco Division. Loco Division representatives Keith McMahon and Kevin Pryor first inspected the site three months ago, noting […] Read More »

Industry standards get a boost at Freightliner

Industry standards get a boost at Freightliner

Apr 1, 2011

Freightliner drivers are set to become some of the highest-paid freight drivers in the state for a 38-hour week under a new agreement negotiated by the RTBU to be voted on next week. The agreement […] Read More »

AFULE coverage limited to Queensland

AFULE coverage limited to Queensland

Mar 27, 2011

In good news for the rail industry, Fair Work Australia has confirmed that Queensland’s AFULE – despite dropping the ‘Q’ from its name – may not recruit loco drivers outside of Queensland. The AFULE have […] Read More »

Update from our comrades in Japan

Update from our comrades in Japan

Mar 25, 2011

“I will be never beaten!” – Extracts from the diary of Massa Takahashi, train driver from the Mito region and Member of the JREU, the RTBU’s sister union 15 March, 5th day of evacuation We […] Read More »

CountryLink pay win

CountryLink pay win

Mar 7, 2011

The Loco Division has successfully negotiated for Grafton drivers to be paid what they deserve following several years of debate with CountryLink, IR & Payroll. Drivers working the NT 34/35 service have long been entitled […] Read More »

Countrylink: Goulburn MOU upheld

Countrylink: Goulburn MOU upheld

Feb 24, 2011

During recent track work, the long standing agreement to man the SP35/32 Canberra service with two drivers (owing to the shift length) was breached under the guise of a “local agreement” enabling one driver only […] Read More »

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