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Operational train staff face double standards

Feb 10, 2020

Due to terrible weather conditions and to “reduce the impact on the network”, non operational staff are being asked to work from home today. Meanwhile, most operational staff such as drivers and guards have been […] Read More »

Secretary’s Message

February 7, 2020 Dear members, The National Locomotive Division, Safety and Surveillance campaign continues and we encourage all members who have not yet checked it out and participated to click here as your view is important to […] Read More »

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 »

PN SPAD Dispute

On Tuesday 5 February Pacific National issued a company wide Category A notice regarding SPAD prevention. The Cat A notice has been issued without any consultation and leans heavily on disciplinary action in situations which […] Read More »

NIF Update

Feb 7, 2020

Members will be fully aware of the RTBU’s ongoing attempts to force NSW Trains to properly consult with the RTBU and HSR’s regarding the various elements of the NIF project. In controversial circumstances today, NSW […] Read More »

PN Coal (North) – Significant changes

Pacific National recently issued several notices of consultation to Coal Crews in relation to its Northern Operations. In short the notices relate to changing the HUB of Operation’s in the Hunter from Port Waratah to […] 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 »

QUBE EA Update

Feb 6, 2020

QUBE has now sent out their proposed Enterprise Agreement for Members/Employees to vote on. This proposed EA has not been endorsed by your RTBU NSW Locomotive Division EA Negotiating Team.  There are still 3 major […] 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 »