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Sydney Metro cost huge blowout

Feb 4, 2020

Not surprisingly, the cost for the Metro rail project has blown out by $4.3 billion – an estimated total of $16.8 billion according to an internal review from Sydney Metro. The forecasted date of completion […] Read More »

Sydney Trains trainee driver job advertisement

Feb 4, 2020

In case members are not aware and know of anyone who may be interested, Sydney Trains are once again advertising for trainee drivers, with applications closing on the 7th February 2020. Click here to apply and […] Read More »

NSW Trains NIF Update

Jan 31, 2020

Members will be aware of the recent NSW Trains NIF update which contains information regarding NIF train testing and the so called “proposed” pay offer for drivers dropped on our desk in November 2019. In […] Read More »

UK’s rail network to be re-nationalised

Jan 31, 2020

After years of delays, cancellations and strikes, the UK’s private Northern Rail network will be re-nationalised. The UK Government announced it would be ending its contract with private operators Arriva and return to state operations […] Read More »

Melbourne trains industrial dispute

Jan 30, 2020

Inadequate training from Melbourne’s Metro has resulted in a stand off between RTBU Victoria and the Melbourne Metro rail operator. Almost 50 drivers have been stood down for saying no to driving services along a […] Read More »

Inland Rail link continues to frustrate

Jan 30, 2020

A 1,700 km freight rail link from Melbourne to Brisbane has been heavily criticised for its need to build new corridors across farmland and floodplains in Queensland. Locals say that the proposed route is a […] Read More »

Public trains once again proven to be more efficient than private trains

Jan 30, 2020

Privatisation does not work as Melbourne’s train data reveals. Adelaide’s public transport system is said to have worked better than Melbourne’s privatised system last year according to new transport data. As members may be aware, […] Read More »

Update for PN Train Crew

As members would be aware, on Tuesday 24th December we tragically lost one of our own in a terrible incident. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is conducting an investigation into the accident. As part […] Read More »

PN mobile phone rollout risk assessment

As we reported in December, Pacific National advised us they would begin discussions with all PN SHE Committees in January regarding conducting a review of procedures and processes relating to the use of electronic Devices […] Read More »

Top 1% of Australians earning more than bottom 50% combined

Jan 21, 2020

A new report by Oxfam has shown that the top 1% are more than twice as wealthy as the bottom 50% combined. The top end of town has been raking in the big bucks and […] Read More »