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Secretary’s wrap

Apr 17, 2015News

We’ve been talking about the second Sydney airport for decades, but the initial planning design have now been released.Bob-Hayden-Divisional-Secretary

Unfortunately however one key ingredient was missing – transport.

The government is still yet to outline what its transport plans are for the second Sydney airport, despite that obviously being a crucial element of the design. It’s all well and good to have terminals and runways to move thousands of people around, but if you don’t have an affordable, accessible, publicly-owned public transport system to link to the airport, it simply won’t work.

This week it’s also been interesting to note Asciano’s, the company which owns Pacific National, submission to the Productivity Commission review of the industrial relations system. For a company who has been known to be less-than-coorperative in enterprise agreement negotiations in recent times, it came as no surprise to see that the company was pushing for unions to have less of a voice in discussions in the future. You can read more about that in the article below.

I hope you enjoy this edition of Loco Express. Stay safe on the tracks.

Bob Hayden
Secretary, Loco Division