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Random Vigilance Upgrades Ceased

Jul 19, 2021

When RTBU Delegates and HSRs unite, members win! In a win for RTBU PN Freight Drivers, PN’s rollout of the Random Cycle Vigilance Cycle NR upgrade has been paused until the RTBU’s concerns have been […] Read More »

Freight Worker COVID-19 Requirements

Jul 18, 2021

Dear Freight Industry, The NSW Government has approved the following workers being allowed to leave the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool LGA’s for critical work: Any person, including a freight worker, who performs work that is […] Read More »

Funeral Notice: Preston Lane

Jul 17, 2021

Members are advised of the passing of Preston Lane on the 12th July 2021. Those who new and worked with Preston would remember him as a knockabout, genuine Railway character who loved a beer, joke, […] Read More »

Sally McManus on Fixing the Wages Crisis, Avoiding Mental Health Injuries in the Workplace, Carmichael Centre Launched, and more – 12 July 2021

Sally McManus on Fixing the Wages Crisis, Avoiding Mental Health Injuries in the Workplace, Carmichael Centre Launched, and more – 12 July 2021

Jul 13, 2021

Dear members, You can view a copy of a series of updates from the Australia Institute’s Centre of Future Work below. Dear Friends, Australia’s miserable record on wages growth has gone from bad to worse. […] Read More »

Call for papers finds more than 30 Transport for NSW executives are paid above the top of the pay scale for their roles

Jul 11, 2021

A call for papers by Labor MLC Adam Searle, reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, has found more than 30 executives in one NSW government department are being paid above the top of the pay […] Read More »

Sydney Trains – Millennium Set OEP Trial

The RTBU Locomotive Division and HSR representatives have continually pushed for an improved Millennium Operator Enable Pedal (OEP) foot pedal for some time. Through the Millennium upgrade, there is now a proposal to upgrade the […] Read More »

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 »