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Fatality procedure lacking

Feb 7, 2020

Fatalities are something which are becoming more common place in our working lives with the resultant traumatic impacts on members and their families. The Loco Division has led the way in ensuring members (and their […] Read More »

US state politicians are deciding whether or not to mandate a minimum of 2 crew on all freight trains

Feb 6, 2020

This legislation that legislators in Virginia, Missouri, New York and Wyoming are considering is whether to require freight trains to have a minimum train crew size, which they say would make operations safer. A minimum two-person crew […] Read More »

Friends of the Creek Charity Ride

Feb 5, 2020

Members are encouraged to join us for a good time at the Friends of the Creek Charity Ride. The ride will start at 10am, ending at Coast Hotel Budgewoi. Enjoy some lunch, entertainment for the […] Read More »

Sydney Metro cost huge blowout

Feb 4, 2020

Not surprisingly, the cost for the Metro rail project has blown out by $4.3 billion – an estimated total of $16.8 billion according to an internal review from Sydney Metro. The forecasted date of completion […] Read More »

UK’s rail network to be re-nationalised

Jan 31, 2020

After years of delays, cancellations and strikes, the UK’s private Northern Rail network will be re-nationalised. The UK Government announced it would be ending its contract with private operators Arriva and return to state operations […] Read More »

Melbourne trains industrial dispute

Jan 30, 2020

Inadequate training from Melbourne’s Metro has resulted in a stand off between RTBU Victoria and the Melbourne Metro rail operator. Almost 50 drivers have been stood down for saying no to driving services along a […] Read More »

Inland Rail link continues to frustrate

Jan 30, 2020

A 1,700 km freight rail link from Melbourne to Brisbane has been heavily criticised for its need to build new corridors across farmland and floodplains in Queensland. Locals say that the proposed route is a […] Read More »

Public trains once again proven to be more efficient than private trains

Jan 30, 2020

Privatisation does not work as Melbourne’s train data reveals. Adelaide’s public transport system is said to have worked better than Melbourne’s privatised system last year according to new transport data. As members may be aware, […] Read More »

Top 1% of Australians earning more than bottom 50% combined

Jan 21, 2020

A new report by Oxfam has shown that the top 1% are more than twice as wealthy as the bottom 50% combined. The top end of town has been raking in the big bucks and […] Read More »

Transport for NSW spending big bucks on PR spin

Jan 20, 2020

Transport for NSW is pulling out all the stops to get some spin doctors in place as they try to sell privatisation and shiny new toys to NSW taxpayers. They have advertised 100 new roles […] Read More »