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Update

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 »

Freight: new ARG wheat run

Freight: new ARG wheat run

Feb 24, 2011

In good news for jobs, operator ARG is finalising a new contract to run wheat from Temora to Inner Harbour and we have had initial discussions with the Company about negotiating an Agreement for their […] Read More »

Macdonaldtown train horn noise project

Macdonaldtown train horn noise project

Feb 24, 2011

Work is continuing on the project to develop an audible warning system for use in depots across the RailCorp network that meets safety requirements while not breaching NSW noise pollution laws. There is a proposal […] Read More »

Easter / Anzac Day public holidays – Pacific National

Easter / Anzac Day public holidays – Pacific National

Feb 24, 2011

In a development bound to cause confusion, Easter Monday will be marked on a Tuesday this year, with a public holiday on Tuesday 26 March. In a quirk of the calendar, Easter Monday falls on […] Read More »

Mentor Driver, initial consultation

Mentor Driver, initial consultation

Feb 24, 2011

As members will be aware, the Mentor Driver position arose from the 2010 Enterprise Agreement negotiations with the intention of creating an additional role within the RailCorp Training structure. As part of these negotiations, the […] Read More »

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