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East Hills track hazard

East Hills track hazard

Sep 27, 2011

Due to the continued duplication works on the East Hills line, the tracks will be slewed at Salt Pan Creek from the original configuration across to the newly constructed bridge. This will involve almost a […] Read More »

ATP acceptance trials complete

ATP acceptance trials complete

Sep 27, 2011

DMI screen acceptance trials for the Waratah have now been completed. The aim of the trials was to make sure the screen was located in the correct position and that the information contained on the […] Read More »

Competency Assurance dispute

Competency Assurance dispute

Sep 27, 2011

The RTBU and the Locomotive Division are currently in dispute about the competency assurance process and consultation in relation to driver and trainee assessment tools. Other divisions/classifications Guards and OSM’s are also in dispute. Members […] Read More »

Waratah drivers training course gets the green light

Waratah drivers training course gets the green light

Sep 27, 2011

RTBU reps have been involved in the development, piloting and reviewing of the driver training for the Waratah train over the past 12 months. The course, which has been reviewed through two pilots, has now […] Read More »

DANGER: take action

DANGER: take action

Sep 23, 2011

Federal and state transport ministers will meet to consider new rail safety legislation in early November. The new legislation proposes to abolish current fatigue provisions and replace them with unproven standards, which will inevitably lead […] Read More »

Safety laws a hot topic at Divisional Conference

Safety laws a hot topic at Divisional Conference

Sep 19, 2011

Held over two days at Penrith in western Sydney, the Divisional Conference, which occurs every two years, was a great success, attracting 60 delegates from sub-divisions all over the state, plus interstate guest delegates from […] Read More »

Train Crew Reforms Information Sessions

Train Crew Reforms Information Sessions

Sep 14, 2011

In July RailCorp indicated that it wanted to implement a number of items that would impact Loco Division members employed by RailCorp. As a result the union asked RailCorp to provide a list of all […] Read More »

RTBU concerned about State Budget job losses

RTBU concerned about State Budget job losses

Sep 13, 2011

The Loco Division is pleased to see funding in the State Budget for the purchase of land for the North West Rail link. This is a positive move towards the development and implementation of a […] Read More »

RTBU rallies for public sector wages, jobs

RTBU rallies for public sector wages, jobs

Sep 9, 2011

Hundreds of RTBU members attended the public sector rally to protest against the State Government’s unfair and unjust public sector industrial relations (IR) laws, and its plans to axe 5,000 public sector jobs. RTBU members […] Read More »

O’Farrell’s attack on transport workers’ rights hits opposition in the Upper House

O’Farrell’s attack on transport workers’ rights hits opposition in the Upper House

Sep 6, 2011

At the end of August the NSW Government tried to pass an amendment to the Transport Administration Act which covers employees in State Government transport agencies such as RailCorp, RTA and Sydney Ferries. Fortunately, before […] Read More »

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