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Update: transfer dispute escalated

Update: transfer dispute escalated

Apr 20, 2011

RTBU members recently met with RailCorp to resolve a dispute over its recent decision to recruit and appoint graduating Trainee Drivers to Mortdale, Flemington and Hornsby Depots. As reported previously in Loco Express, the RTBU […] Read More »

First Waratah train ready for handover

First Waratah train ready for handover

Apr 19, 2011

RailCorp recently received notification that the first Waratah Set is ready for inspection and handover before the they start “in service” running. RailCorp technicians will begin inspecting Set A03 from 19 April. A range of […] Read More »

Stable Rostering Code upheld

Stable Rostering Code upheld

Apr 19, 2011

A Dubbo organiser has moved quickly to ensure that CountryLink follows the Stable Rostering Code as track work starts affecting train arrival times on the Western Line. Due to the track work, Dubbo XPT trains […] Read More »

Air quality and safety concerns at Weston Milling

Air quality and safety concerns at Weston Milling

Apr 15, 2011

RTBU members have raised their concern about safety procedures and poor air quality at the unloading site within Weston Milling at Enfield. A number of representatives from Weston Milling, both RTBU members and officials with Pacific […] Read More »

RailCorp pulled up on failure to consult

RailCorp pulled up on failure to consult

Apr 12, 2011

The Loco Division has ensured that RailCorp follow the proper consultation process on a proposal to implement computer based training to refresh drivers on Yards and Sidings training. Members will be aware that the proposal […] Read More »

Loco victory will see proper update to master rosters

Loco victory will see proper update to master rosters

Apr 12, 2011

The Loco Division recently entered into a dispute with RailCorp over a proposal to add additional work into driver diagrams, which would breach the 2010 EA, the Drivers Rostering and Working Arrangements [DR&WA] and the […] Read More »

More from Massa Takahashi, our Comrade in Japan

More from Massa Takahashi, our Comrade in Japan

Apr 12, 2011

“The tracks have been damaged in 1700 places” – Extracts from the diary of Massa Takahashi, train driver from the Mito region and Member of the JREU, the RTBU’s sister union The 28th Day since […] Read More »

RailCorp told no extra preparation without extra time

RailCorp told no extra preparation without extra time

Apr 12, 2011

RailCorp and CountryLink have been trying unsuccessfully for some time now to convince drivers to carry out tasks that are not part of agreed preparation duties. The latest effort appears to be an attempt to […] Read More »

Changes to sign on times deferred

Changes to sign on times deferred

Apr 8, 2011

The RTBU has been successful in deferring a proposal to remove the additional six minutes sign on time afforded to Suburban drivers for their train preparation procedure until the OPCREW rostering system is optimized later […] Read More »

Disgraceful state of southern track exposed

Disgraceful state of southern track exposed

Apr 8, 2011

As any loco driver using the Sydney to Melbourne track will know, extensive parts of it are in a disgraceful condition with extensive parts of the line affected by mudholes and buckled tracks. Train drivers […] Read More »

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