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PN Member Update

As Members will be aware, the RTBU has been in discussions with PN to ascertain WHY the Cat 1,2 and 3 Medical Assessments have changed so dramatically regarding the Functionality Tests with little to no […] Read More »

COVID-19 Authorised Worker Requirements

Aug 27, 2021

The NSW Government recently announced that new COVID-19 requirements will be in place for Authorised Workers  from Local Government Areas of Concern from Monday, 30 August.  Under the new Public Health Order (PHO), Authorised Workers […] Read More »

Aurizon EA Negotiation Update No 4: Day 5 & 6 meetings

Aurizon EA Negotiation Update No 4: Day 5 & 6 meetings

Aug 23, 2021

This week your Locomotive Division negotiating team met with Aurizon for EA bargaining meetings 5 & 6. These meetings focused on further discussion and clarification of each party’s position on outstanding leave clauses previously discussed. […] Read More »

Railtrain Update

Disappointingly, we have continued to see evasive and hollow moves from Railtrain since members and employees recently voted down the proposed Rail Shuttle Services Agreement.  In continuing efforts to bargain in good faith, the RTBU Locomotive […] Read More »

TAHE artificially bolsters budget and compromises safety according to leaked PwC report commissioned by the NSW Government

Aug 19, 2021

The NSW Auditor-General recently decided it will conduct a performance audit into the Transport Holding Asset Entity (TAHE) after a leaked PwC report revealed that corporatising the state’s transport networks was deemed the best option to plug a […] Read More »

Aurizon EA Negotiation Update No. 3: Day 4 Meeting

As previously reported, the second day of last week’s bargaining was postponed due to the escalating Covid 19 situation. Increased Covid-19 restrictions also meant the scheduled Consultative Committee and Town  Hall meetings needed to be […] Read More »

Inland Rail Project: Senate report gives a stinging assessment

Inland Rail Project: Senate report gives a stinging assessment

Aug 13, 2021

The government-owned Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has been blasted by the Senate inquiry into the management of Australia’s biggest freight rail project, Inland Rail. The report provides 26 recommendations to fix failures in consultation, […] Read More »

PN Member Update: Rail Worker Medical – Function Testing

As Members are aware the RTBU have raised serious concerns around major changes regarding Category One, Two and Three medicals.  Members across the country (in all workgroups) have been alarmed at the new testing regime […] Read More »

Exemption for rail operators for periodical medicals

Aug 6, 2021

Dear members, The Government has reissued the exemption for rail operators for periodical medicals when access to providers is affected by COVID-19. You can read the Government Gazette here. Read More »


Aug 6, 2021

Over past weeks Trojan employees have been signing the Majority Support Determination petition (MSD)  and demonstrated their desire for the RTBU Locomotive Division to force Trojan to negotiate an enterprise  agreement. Congratulations to you all […] Read More »