NSW Trains uniform dispute
Members are advised that the RTBU has met with management under Step 3 of the Dispute settlement procedure in an effort to resolve issues with proposed uniforms.
Not only is the proposed uniform unsuitable for loco division members, but the proposal to enforce mandatory name tags puts members at personal risk. Some ground was gained in regards to suit jackets and the allocation of appropriate trousers, but management refused to concede anything regarding the colour of the shirts or the wearing of nametags.
The next step is for both sides to provide their respective positions in writing following which either side can then lodge for a conciliation hearing in Fair Work Australia.
Members will be kept informed as this matter progresses.