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Super outcome at IRA

Super outcome at IRA

May 27, 2011

Drivers at freight operator Independent Railways of Australia overwhelmingly endorsed a new Enterprise Agreement this week that pushes employer-provided superannuation up to an industry-leading 14%. The three-year agreement also kisses goodbye to an arrangement where […] Read More »

Update: Waratah train handover

Update: Waratah train handover

May 25, 2011

As members will be aware, RailCorp has been handed set A03 to commence evaluations prior to acceptance or rejection of the set for operational purposes. This period of evaluation expired on the weekend of the 22/23 […] Read More »

Transfer & Placement Policy dispute update

Transfer & Placement Policy dispute update

May 25, 2011

As previously reported, RailCorp was seeking to recruit and appoint new train drivers directly to Mortdale, Flemington and Hornsby depots, bypassing known Industrial agreements about depot transfer waiting lists. The RTBU placed this matter into […] Read More »

Freightliner EA comes into effect

Freightliner EA comes into effect

May 20, 2011

The EA, which will make Freightliner employees the highest paid employees with some of the best conditions, will come into effect today. The agreement will see workers receive a 12% pay rise over 3 years […] Read More »

Welcome to new members from QLD Rail National

Welcome to new members from QLD Rail National

May 20, 2011

QLD Rail National is expanding at a rapid rate, with employee numbers at the Newcastle coal depot recently jumping from 30 to 230. The Loco Division was pleased to visit the depot recently and meet […] Read More »

Union rep returned to work at PN Coal

Union rep returned to work at PN Coal

May 20, 2011

A union representative at PN coal in the Hunter Valley has been returned to work after a review found that the allegations leading to his initial stand down were unfounded. The Loco Division rep was […] Read More »

Members the focus of Loco NSW tour

Members the focus of Loco NSW tour

May 19, 2011

RTBU members will be given the opportunity to talk about the issues important to them during a NSW tour planned by the RTBU Loco Division. I will be conducting a 7-stop tour of the state […] Read More »

O’Farrell sets tough wages policy for public sector

O’Farrell sets tough wages policy for public sector

May 13, 2011

As expected, the O’Farrell government has moved to crack down on fair public sector wage rises, with an announcement yesterday it would strictly enforce a 2.5% limit. Although RailCorp employees fall under the Federal Industrial […] Read More »

Working Australia Census: have your say

Working Australia Census: have your say

May 13, 2011

The Working Australia Census gives union members across Australia a chance to tell their unions about the things that are important to them. It asks questions about the main concerns for you in your workplace, […] Read More »

IRA Agreement put to vote

IRA Agreement put to vote

May 13, 2011

Independent Rail Australia (IRA) employees will vote over the next week on an Enterprise Agreement which will see pay rises of 6% over three years and strengthened protection for union representation in the work place. […] Read More »

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