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Train Crew Reforms Information Sessions

Train Crew Reforms Information Sessions

Sep 14, 2011

In July RailCorp indicated that it wanted to implement a number of items that would impact Loco Division members employed by RailCorp. As a result the union asked RailCorp to provide a list of all […] Read More »

RTBU concerned about State Budget job losses

RTBU concerned about State Budget job losses

Sep 13, 2011

The Loco Division is pleased to see funding in the State Budget for the purchase of land for the North West Rail link. This is a positive move towards the development and implementation of a […] Read More »

RTBU rallies for public sector wages, jobs

RTBU rallies for public sector wages, jobs

Sep 9, 2011

Hundreds of RTBU members attended the public sector rally to protest against the State Government’s unfair and unjust public sector industrial relations (IR) laws, and its plans to axe 5,000 public sector jobs. RTBU members […] Read More »

O’Farrell’s attack on transport workers’ rights hits opposition in the Upper House

O’Farrell’s attack on transport workers’ rights hits opposition in the Upper House

Sep 6, 2011

At the end of August the NSW Government tried to pass an amendment to the Transport Administration Act which covers employees in State Government transport agencies such as RailCorp, RTA and Sydney Ferries. Fortunately, before […] Read More »

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 »

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