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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 »

Transport for NSW spending big bucks on PR spin

Jan 20, 2020

Transport for NSW is pulling out all the stops to get some spin doctors in place as they try to sell privatisation and shiny new toys to NSW taxpayers. They have advertised 100 new roles […] Read More »

Loco Express: Secretary’s Report

Loco Express: Secretary’s Report

Jan 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 Secretary’s Message Dear members, Welcome back to the first edition of Loco Express for 2020. I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday period and spent some quality time with your loved […] Read More »

New Loco Legal Officer

Jan 17, 2020

As members are aware, our Industrial officer Jessica Epps recently resigned and we have been looking to replace the position ever since. However, the Loco Division executive decided that there was an increasing need for […] Read More »

Celebration of Life for Kevin Gilham

Jan 16, 2020

Dear members, Members are advised that the Funeral for late Sydney CountryLink Driver and all round good guy Kevin Gilham is to be held as follows: Where: Palmside Crematorium Hillside Chapel, Palmdale Rd, Ourimbah When: […] Read More »