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Update – Boarding and Alighting Dispute – New Intercity Fleet

Jul 9, 2021

Since May 2021, the Locomotive Division has continued to progress our dispute regarding  NSW Trains forcing Drivers to travel ‘passenger’ on the NIF to “observe” its operation.  NSW Trains’ response did not address any of […] Read More »

PN Bulk EA: Bargaining Preparation and Log of Claims Update

Before Greater Sydney went into lockdown the Locomotive Division brought Delegates from PN Bulk and Coal together for an intensive two-day preparation for your upcoming Enterprise Agreement negotiations. The logistics of getting Delegates together from […] Read More »

Business resorts to same old productivity bulldust

Jul 6, 2021

It’s encouraging to see the scepticism with which this week’s intergenerational report from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been greeted. Any attempt to peer 40 years into the economy’s future will prove close to the mark […] Read More »

Newsflash: Aurizon Update

Jul 1, 2021

Redundancies As members would be aware Aurizon recently advised of their intention to reduce the Mayfield Depot by 15 fulltime driver positions calling for employees to express their interest for voluntary redundancy – more than […] Read More »

Critical Safety Alert – Queensland Rail: Suspension of Locomotive “Long End Leading” Operations Updated

Jul 1, 2021

Attention: – All Rail Transport Operators who operate rail traffic on the Queensland Rail Network – All workers involved in the movement of rail traffic for which Queensland rail is the accredited Rollingstock Operator, on […] Read More »



During the latest EA negotiations RTBU delegates were informed of the “Premiers Priorities” touted as the guiding principles that all public sectors, including the government transport industry, would utilise to implement “a world class public […] Read More »


Jun 30, 2021

Members are advised, at the most recent Sydney Trains Train Crew COVID-19 Taskforce meeting of 28 June 2021, Locomotive Division Representatives and HSRs discussed recent instances of confirmed COVID-19 cases travelling on Sydney Trains services […] Read More »

Railtrain Newsflash: Port Services Agreement Voted Down for the Second Time

All Railtrain Members should stand proud in knowing that their fellow workers assigned to 1Rail in the Hunter Valley have unanimously voted down Railtrain’s proposed Hunter Port Services Enterprise Agreement. This is the second time […] Read More »

Campaign Update: Keep Freight on Aussie Trains!

Jun 24, 2021

Our campaign to stop proposed changes to coastal trading laws, which make it easier foreign­ flagged ships to undercut Australian rail freight services, is clearly being heard in Canberra. Last week the RTBU National Office […] Read More »

Retirement Notice: Wollongong Train Crew

Jun 23, 2021

Dear members, Join us for farewell drinks as we send off Gary Burns, Jimmy Savolpoulos, Rick Montgomery and Victor Thicknesse on their retirement. When: Saturday 4th September 2021, 1:00pm (speeches and presentations start at 2:00pm) […] Read More »