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Union gets agreement on Workplace Trainer development

Union gets agreement on Workplace Trainer development

Jul 22, 2011

After working with RailCorp on a steering committee over several years the union has finally received a commitment from RailCorp for an enhanced holistic program of training and development for CityRail (ETR and InterCity) workplace […] Read More »

Relief for loco drivers

Relief for loco drivers

Jul 19, 2011

After pressure from the union PN Bulk has agreed to provide in the next few weeks a forward plan for the upgrading of locomotive toilets. In the meantime PN Bulk have also advised that employees […] Read More »

National Rail Safety Law information forums: register now

National Rail Safety Law information forums: register now

Jul 12, 2011

The proposed new National Rail Safety Law may have a big impact on your hours of work and working time arrangements, particularly around fatigue rostering issues, currently contained in the RTBU’s Industrial Agreements and the […] Read More »

Christmas in July for El Zorro drivers

Christmas in July for El Zorro drivers

Jul 8, 2011

Drivers for freight operator El Zorro will finally start receiving the thousands of dollars in backpay negotiated between the company and the RTBU as part of the EBA signed earlier this year. The payments are […] Read More »

Vince finally catches his train

Vince finally catches his train

Jul 8, 2011

It’s been a long and arduous wait but the Waratah train finally made its first revenue service run last week. As the most senior driver ETR driver available at RailCorp, Vince Vassiliou was chosen to […] Read More »

Locomotive Division Union Fees

Locomotive Division Union Fees

Jul 5, 2011

It’s the dreaded tax return time again, but the good news is that you can claim your union fees as a tax deduction. RTBU dues for members of the Locomotive Division for the financial year […] Read More »

A cautious start for the Waratah Train

A cautious start for the Waratah Train

Jul 5, 2011

As previously reported, RailCorp have accepted the first Waratah Train for revenue service. Commencing on July 1, the train conducted limited out-of-peak-hour operations between Central and Macarthur stations on weekdays, as well as some weekend […] Read More »

Air chaos reinforces need for high-speed rail

Air chaos reinforces need for high-speed rail

Jul 5, 2011

The recent chaos caused by ash clouds, plus the Tiger Airways grounding and possible withdrawal from the Australian market, has highlighted the need for Australia to invest in high-speed rail linking mainland capitals. Heavily dependent […] Read More »

Infrastructure Tsar spruiks rail privatisation

Infrastructure Tsar spruiks rail privatisation

Jul 1, 2011

The privatisation of RailCorp has been put back on the agenda by Barry O’Farrell’s hand-picked infrastructure adviser, Mr Paul Broad. In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Broad said NSW should follow the […] Read More »

PN to clean up toilet mess

PN to clean up toilet mess

Jun 29, 2011

PN Bulk has responded to pressure from the RTBU over the disgraceful state of cab toilets and will implement a plan to clean and upgrade them. Until toilet facilities can be upgraded, PN Bulk will […] Read More »

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