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PN mobile phone update


As RTBU Train Crew Members would be aware, Pacific National has extended the Consultation period regarding the proposed mandatory use of the Drivers App to 5pm Tuesday 3 December.

This is a direct result of the Rank and File standing together and forcing PN to answer the influx of questions around this proposal. Thank you and well done!!

PN will also be holding two national dial-in Question and Answer sessions at 10am and 1pm on Tuesday 3 December 2019. RTBU Members are strongly encouraged to be on those sessions to have your concerns directly answered.

In regard to the letter that the RTBU National Office sent on Wednesday the 27th November, Pacific National has rejected the Union’s claim that consultation has not been genuine and that it has failed to respond to employee questions in a meaningful manner.

Pacific National has requested a meeting with the RTBU on Monday 9 December to discuss the Members’ concerns. The meeting requests have come from Simon Atkinson (President of Freight) and Brett Lynch (President of Coal).

The RTBU National Office responded to PN on Monday 2 December 2019, advising that we are prepared to accept the invitation to meet, with the following proviso:

  • That the consultation period is paused until after that meeting, and that no implementation occurs until either the concerns are addressed or, in the event of ongoing disagreement, in accordance with the relevant DSP; and
  • All related policies are reviewed with the Delegates and the RTBU.

We will continue to keep you informed of any updates.

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