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Sydney Trains fined for being unable to carry out duty to protect workers

Sep 4, 2019

In 2016, Charles Lagaaia was killed after being hit by a train while working on the tracks. A Sydney Trains employee for 26 years, the courts have found that the employer failed to protect him […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Meltdown

Sep 4, 2019

Chaos reigned last Friday as the entire city rail network broke down due to a train needing repairs at Town Hall. The train at Town Hall had a rooftop hatch perilously close to some overhanging […] Read More »

Parramatta light rail funding delayed by NSW Government

Sep 4, 2019

A levy placed on new apartments by the Berejiklian government to fund the Parramatta light rail has been delayed, meaning funding for the project is very little. The government has already admitted the construction of […] Read More »

Rail in Gunnedah: Celebrating 140 years

Sep 3, 2019

Dear members, We invite you to celebrate rail in Gunnedah on the 14th of September from 9am-2pm. See you all there! Read More »

PACIFIC NATIONAL NSW MEMBERS Employee Entity Change (ex-FreightCorp)

 Members are currently receiving correspondence from Pacific National notifying them that from 1 October 2019 they will be transferred from the current PN Entity of PACIFIC NATIONAL NSW to PACIFIC NATIONAL SERVICES.  Employees will receive […] Read More »

Saving the Liverpool Station safety booth

Aug 28, 2019

Sydney Trains is ploughing ahead with its plans to remove the safety booth from Liverpool Station in a move that may cost over $100,000 in public funds. RTBU members and NSW Secretary Alex Claassens showed […] Read More »

Media Release: Toddler left stranded on driverless Metro – union warns more incidents will follow on New Intercity Fleet

Aug 27, 2019

After a toddler was carried away from his mother on an automated Sydney Metro train today, the Rail, Tram and Bus Union NSW (RTBU) warns that the frightening incident will become the norm unless urgent […] Read More »

Stop Morrison’s attacks on workers

Aug 20, 2019

Please see below for an ACTU message regarding the newest anti-union law proposed. —- Scott Morrison is trying to convince the Senate to pass his Ensuring Integrity Bill: the most anti-union law we have seen […] Read More »

Sydney Metro: the delays continue

Aug 20, 2019

A mechanical problem has left Sydney Metro commuters stranded today for the third Tuesday in a row. There was a 15 minute gap between services which backed up the network and kept some waiting for […] Read More »

Sydney Trains Drivers’ Taskforce Update

Aug 16, 2019

Your Locomotive Division Representatives recently took part in the bi-monthly Sydney Trains Drivers Issues Taskforce held at Auburn Stabling Yard. Sydney Trains representatives discussed operational changes which included moving to a 24/7 rostering model, creation […] Read More »