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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 »

ETR sign-on times threatened

ETR sign-on times threatened

Feb 24, 2011

Correspondence has recently been received from RailCorp indicating they will be seeking to adjust ETR Drivers’ sign-on times to align with those of InterCity Drivers by removing the additional six minutes afforded to ETR Drivers. […] Read More »

New Depots and Stabling Facilities

New Depots and Stabling Facilities

Feb 24, 2011

A meeting was held late last year to discuss the various new works being undertaken by RailCorp to construct several new stabling facilities for the suburban fleet. Emu Plains Penrith Yard is proposed to be […] Read More »

Moving to Automatic Train Protection

Moving to Automatic Train Protection

Feb 24, 2011

‘Automatic Train Protection’ is now a little closer to being applied to the RailCorp network. It is in line with our OH&S Committees’ previous stand as to the provision of ‘ATP’ safety equipment and in […] Read More »

Safety concerns at Clyde Fuelling Point

Safety concerns at Clyde Fuelling Point

Feb 24, 2011

A request was made from members to have an OH&S inspection carried out on the Clyde Fuelling Point. The inspection was carried out with the RTBU Freight Organiser Kevin Pryor and RTBU OH&S Coordinator Keith […] Read More »

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