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Moving to Automatic Train Protection

Moving to Automatic Train Protection

Feb 24, 2011

‘Automatic Train Protection’ is now a little closer to being applied to the RailCorp network. It is in line with our OH&S Committees’ previous stand as to the provision of ‘ATP’ safety equipment and in […] Read More »

Safety concerns at Clyde Fuelling Point

Safety concerns at Clyde Fuelling Point

Feb 24, 2011

A request was made from members to have an OH&S inspection carried out on the Clyde Fuelling Point. The inspection was carried out with the RTBU Freight Organiser Kevin Pryor and RTBU OH&S Coordinator Keith […] Read More »

RailCorp Station staff cuts lead to pressure on drivers

RailCorp Station staff cuts lead to pressure on drivers

Feb 24, 2011

RailCorp have decided they now want Drivers to assist the Guard with the “right away” procedure at certain curved platform locations. This will require the driver to leave his/her seat and watch the appropriate side […] Read More »

Mileage payment claims successful

Mileage payment claims successful

Feb 24, 2011

After a lengthy campaign with RailCorp exceeding 12 months, an RTBU Depot Organiser has succeeded in gaining back payment of Mileages due to drivers in that depot. This is sue arose from incorrect mileages being […] Read More »

PN Intermodal Dispute

PN Intermodal Dispute

Feb 24, 2011

The RTBU and PN Intermodal met in Fair Work Australia on Monday of this week for conciliation in an attempt to resolve an outstanding dispute regarding the crediting of hours for blank days on a […] Read More »

It’s a train! ML70 Track Inspection Vehicle

It’s a train! ML70 Track Inspection Vehicle

Feb 24, 2011

RailCorp have recently sought to commission the above vehicle, which is a converted 600 class rail motor, to be utilised as a track inspection vehicle for predominantly metropolitan usage with some limited outer metropolitan work. […] Read More »

Freightliner EBA

Freightliner EBA

Feb 24, 2011

Members are advised the RTBU has arranged to hold an initial meeting with Freightliner Coal on Monday 14 February to discuss the proposed Freightliner Coal EBA. This will be the first EBA specific to Freightliner […] Read More »

Potential exposure to contaminants in tunnels

Potential exposure to contaminants in tunnels

Feb 24, 2011

The RTBU is working with rail operators to ensure train crews are adequately protected from potential exposure to dangerous contaminants, including diesel fumes in the case a train breaks down in a tunnel. Crew is […] Read More »

Waratah wins

Waratah wins

Feb 24, 2011

The RTBU Loco Division has negotiated several significant changes to the new Waratah trains’ design and safety features, which will deliver better, safer trains. After all, this is a big purchase – 78 train sets […] Read More »

Fight for PN Coal NSW allowances

Fight for PN Coal NSW allowances

Feb 24, 2011

The RTBU Loco Division is preparing to take PN Coal NSW to Fair Work Australia to defend PN coal drivers’ right to the correct Aggregate Allowance package. During negotiations for the PN Coal EA which […] Read More »

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