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Help set our drug and alcohol testing policy

Help set our drug and alcohol testing policy

May 12, 2011

Loco Express has been up and running for a couple of months now and we’re getting good feedback from members. As you know, we developed Loco Express as a way to let members now about […] Read More »

NSW rail benefits from Federal Budget

NSW rail benefits from Federal Budget

May 12, 2011

The Federal Government has made a major commitment to transport infrastructure to benefit passenger and freight rail in its 2011-2012 Budget. In NSW, new funding allocated in the Budget will be used to: – undertake […] Read More »

Win $8000 in travel – support Union Aid Abroad

Win $8000 in travel – support Union Aid Abroad

May 12, 2011

The RTBU is a long-time supporter of the union movement’s overseas aid arm, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA. Union Aid Abroad carries out important work supporting workers and communities living with poverty and oppression. You can play […] Read More »

Runaway train chaos at Enfield

Runaway train chaos at Enfield

May 6, 2011

A runaway train caused mayhem on Sydney’s major freight line at Enfield on Tuesday when it crashed into several empty fuel wagons and derailed. The train, made up of 28 wagons and weighing in at […] Read More »

“Revival from the Disaster” – May Day in Japan

“Revival from the Disaster” – May Day in Japan

May 4, 2011

51st day since the Disaster, 30 April Japan workers celebrated May Day on 29 April across the country. About 400 JREU and JRU members went to the Central May Day Rally in Tokyo. The theme […] Read More »

RTBU farewells JD

RTBU farewells JD

Apr 29, 2011

Best wishes from the RTBU Loco Division to retiring RailCorp Driver JD Hughes. JD Hughes retired just before Easter, after achieving his aim of being Blacktown’s Senior Driver. This was admittedly only a short stint, […] Read More »

Freightliner EA voted up

Freightliner EA voted up

Apr 21, 2011

Freightliner Coal Haulage employees have unanimously voted in favour of an Enterprise Agreement that will make them the highest-paid freight drivers in the state for a 38-hour week. The vote was held on Friday 8 […] Read More »

Changes for staff at PN Grafton Intermodal

Changes for staff at PN Grafton Intermodal

Apr 21, 2011

The RTBU has been in negotiations with Pacific National Intermodal to protect workers at the soon to be downsized Grafton depot. Following improvements to tracks between Brisbane and Taree, drivers transporting steel between the two […] Read More »

Alert: zero tolerance on alcohol and drug tests

Alert: zero tolerance on alcohol and drug tests

Apr 21, 2011

The RTBU is concerned that there are still some crews that are failing to pass drug and alcohol testing within the workplace. It is important that workers are vigilant on this issue, as employers do […] Read More »

Know your rights at management meetings

Know your rights at management meetings

Apr 21, 2011

Members who are required to attend meetings or interviews with management should be aware of their right to have a representative or support person with them at all times. This covers meetings with a supervisor, […] Read More »

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