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Update

ATMS on a roll

ATMS on a roll

Sep 5, 2011

In early August Steve Wright, NSW Loco Division Freight Organiser, and Pacific National Branch councillor Peter Mundey, attended a workshop on the ATMS (Advanced Train Management System) project. This project commenced in July 2008 with […] Read More »

Loco success

Loco success

Sep 1, 2011

Six months after going online, Loco Express has had a great take-up from members and is proving a popular news source. So far, 4,220 people have visited the site, making a total of 7969 visitors. […] Read More »

Cost-cutting on the Sydney to Melbourne line

Cost-cutting on the Sydney to Melbourne line

Aug 30, 2011

The ABC’s PM with Mark Colvin aired a report on the announcement of the inquiry into the southern rail line last Friday (Aug 26). It featured interviews with the RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva and […] Read More »

PN Coal Drivers Aggregate case unsuccessful

PN Coal Drivers Aggregate case unsuccessful

Aug 29, 2011

Members will be aware that the Division was involved in a case against PN Coal for the non-payment of a provision of their EA in relation to the correct interpretation / payment of the 9.5% […] Read More »

Union voices concern over new swipe cards

Union voices concern over new swipe cards

Aug 29, 2011

The union has received two briefings on the new “Time Capture to Pay” system which will use a swipe card in conjunction with a biometric finger scanning system to identify an employee and link the […] Read More »

Interstate drivers find common ground at QLD coal conference

Interstate drivers find common ground at QLD coal conference

Aug 29, 2011

The Queensland Branch of the RTBU, with the support of the National Office, convened the National Coal Train Drivers Conference in July 26 at Sarina, near Mackay, in Queensland. The conference bought together 40 drivers […] Read More »

Aug 28, 2011

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RTBU details flaws in the National Rail Safety Laws

RTBU details flaws in the National Rail Safety Laws

Aug 21, 2011

The RTBU has submitted its response to the draft National Rail Safety Laws. Detailing its concerns about elements of the proposed laws to the National Safety Commission, the union argues that a number of reforms are […] Read More »

Blacktown sends off five of their finest

Blacktown sends off five of their finest

Aug 19, 2011

On Saturday August 13 2011, the Blacktown Social Club held a send off evening to celebrate the retirement of 5 of their senior men. Between them, their total railway careers added up to over 175 […] Read More »

Albanese responds to RTBU pressure on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line

Albanese responds to RTBU pressure on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line

Aug 18, 2011

Vigorous RTBU pressure for an investigation into the second-rate resleepering program and dangerous mudholes on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line has delivered results with Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese announcing an inquiry. The independent […] Read More »

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