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New Intercity Fleet (NIF) Update Dispute

Dec 17, 2019

The saga around the “Your guide to the New Intercity Fleet” continues. The RTBU put the issues with the booklet immediately into dispute under the enterprise agreement. Amongst the issues with the booklet were: Introducing […] Read More »

French union workers strike over pension reforms

Dec 17, 2019

France’s CGT union is striking for the 13th day today after the government proposed combining separate pension schemes into a single scheme, meaning people will be working longer for less income.  The railway and transport […] Read More »

PN: Mobile Phone Update

ATTENTION ALL PN TRAIN CREW: APPSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING 25 Disputes and over 250 questions raised by members from Depots across the country! Yesterday the RTBU (Allan Barden, Leanne Holmes, Keith McMahon and Greg Cameron) met with […] Read More »

MTU NZ Transport Worker Magazine Issue 4 2019

Dec 10, 2019

The final issue for 2019 of our world renowned Transport Worker magazine is now available for download and reading using the link below. This issue is a huge 36 pages packed full of timely news […] Read More »

Loco Express: Secretary’s Report

Dec 6, 2019

December 6, 2019 Dear members, Our latest update on the Pacific National mobile phone debacle is that there will be a meeting with PN on Monday to discuss member concerns and hopefully come to an […] Read More »

UK union strikes begin

Dec 4, 2019

RMT members of Southern Western Railway in the UK are taking a stand as they begin 27 days of strike action. Hundreds are striking in an industrial dispute over the roles and responsibilities of train […] Read More »

PN mobile phone update

ATTENTION ALL PN TRAIN CREW RING RING, IT’S SOLIDARITY CALLING. As RTBU Train Crew Members would be aware, Pacific National has extended the Consultation period regarding the proposed mandatory use of the Drivers App to […] Read More »

Wollongong Depot Union Day

Dec 2, 2019

The Wollongong depot RTBU members recently held their regular union day to discuss matters affecting members, not only in Wollongong but across NSW Trains’ areas of operation. At the forefront of these discussions was the […] Read More »

NIF Update

Nov 28, 2019

Members are advised that NSW Trains have today presented the RTBU with its proposed remuneration package for drivers who will be operating the NIF trains. After advising that the Government “was aware of the offer”, […] Read More »