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If it quacks like a duck … it’s the new yard horn

If it quacks like a duck … it’s the new yard horn

Apr 1, 2011

The Loco Division has considerable concerns about RailCorp’s trial of a new low decibel audible warning device at MacDonaldtown depot. The new device is to replace the yard horn, which doesn’t meet noise pollution laws, […] Read More »

Farewell Pricey

Farewell Pricey

Apr 1, 2011

Best wishes from the RTBU Loco Division to retiring RailCorp Driver Greg Price. Greg, who was based at Wollongong and Moss Vale during his career, has been a long-term union activist and delegate who has […] Read More »

Major improvements at Glenlee

Major improvements at Glenlee

Apr 1, 2011

Health and safety conditions at QR Interail’s Glenlee rail siding have improved dramatically following action by the  Loco Division. Loco Division representatives Keith McMahon and Kevin Pryor first inspected the site three months ago, noting […] Read More »

Industry standards get a boost at Freightliner

Industry standards get a boost at Freightliner

Apr 1, 2011

Freightliner drivers are set to become some of the highest-paid freight drivers in the state for a 38-hour week under a new agreement negotiated by the RTBU to be voted on next week. The agreement […] Read More »

AFULE coverage limited to Queensland

AFULE coverage limited to Queensland

Mar 27, 2011

In good news for the rail industry, Fair Work Australia has confirmed that Queensland’s AFULE – despite dropping the ‘Q’ from its name – may not recruit loco drivers outside of Queensland. The AFULE have […] Read More »

Update from our comrades in Japan

Update from our comrades in Japan

Mar 25, 2011

“I will be never beaten!” – Extracts from the diary of Massa Takahashi, train driver from the Mito region and Member of the JREU, the RTBU’s sister union 15 March, 5th day of evacuation We […] Read More »

Richmond line duplication

Richmond line duplication

Mar 23, 2011

The duplication of the Richmond track is nearing completion and the Loco Division has been involved in ensuring that driver needs are addressed around issues of signal sighting, safety concerns, amenities and the Draft Risk […] Read More »

RailCorp: train preparation at risk

RailCorp: train preparation at risk

Mar 23, 2011

RailCorp have proposed to reduce the train preparation procedure (for silver sets and Tangara trains) and therefore reduce the time taken by drivers to perform this important work. For 18 months, the loco division has […] Read More »

Professional Driving Handbook: Up-skilling drivers

Professional Driving Handbook: Up-skilling drivers

Mar 23, 2011

RTBU loco division reps and members from the principal driver, driver trainer and driver ranks have been attending Professional Driving Handbook workshops. The workshops are part of an initiative to reduce the incidence of Signals […] Read More »

From our comrades in Japan

From our comrades in Japan

Mar 18, 2011

The RTBU has strong and enduring ties with Japan’s Rail Union – the JREU. The JREU is playing an active role supporting its members to cope with the disaster. The NSW Loco Division sends our […] Read More »

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