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Decentralisation of Central Depot

Oct 19, 2016Bulletins

Bulletin 44.16 – 2016

To: RTBU Guard Members – Sydney Trains,

Members are advised that the RTBU Guards Sub-Division met with the Sydney Trains Future Operations team to discuss the progress of the Depot Rebalancing Program (Decentralisation of Central).

Discussed at this meeting and of huge significance is the commitment from Sydney Trains that there are to be “NO” forced transfers of Train Crew.

This meeting also outlined that Train Crew will be receiving Transfer Packs consisting of information about the Depot Rebalancing program, indicative depot profiles detailing the nature of work at each depot, and all relevant forms to facilitate the movements of any Train Crew who wish to transfer.

Transfer packs have been distributed electronically via Train Crew iPad on Monday, 17th October and paper copies will also be available from Shift Managers.

It must be noted that the RTBU Guards Representatives raised numerous concerns regarding the information contained within the Transfer Packs, which was ignored by Sydney Trains, notably the actual long-term numbers of Guards at Central versus the number as identified in the Pack and the details on the Application Form.

In addition to the Transfer Packs, Train Crew information sessions will be conducted with both RTBU Representatives and Sydney Trains Management.

These sessions will be held in the Bradfield Room at Sydney Terminal (adjacent Platform 1) commencing Thursday, 20th October 2016

Dates and Times of these information Sessions are detailed below:

Date Time
Thursday 20th October 14.30hrs  – 15.30hrs
Monday 24th October 07.00hrs – 0800hrs 14.30hrs – 15.30hrs
Wednesday 26th October 0700hrs – 0800hrs 1430hrs – 15.30hrs
Thursday 27th October 07.00hrs – 08.00hrs
Thursday 3rd November 07.00hrs – 08.00hrs 14.30hrs – 15.30hrs


Issued by: Authorised by:
Michael Cartwright


Robert Hayden

Assistant Branch Secretary – Rail

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