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Future operations ‘reform’ in Sydney Trains

Aug 21, 2015Loco Express

The RTBU met with Sydney Trains recently for a briefing on the company’s “Future Operations” reform project.

The majority of ‘reform’ is focused around the clauses in the 2014 EA relating to the aggregate payment agreement (12.1) and train crew shift lengths, rostering and working arrangements agreement (12.2).

A very broad dot point presentation was given on how the company wants to start a conversation with Train Crew about “Future Operations” and what they see as the need to reform, the current entitlements and work practices.

During the meeting, management showed the RTBU delegation a produced ‘Employee Information Pack’ which they intended to distribute immediately to members.

The information pack was produced well in advance and without any input or consultation with the union.

The RTBU representatives have arranged a briefing with your union delegates on 26 August, where Sydney Trains management will brief delegates on their proposals.

This initial meeting is the first of what we suspect will be a long process of meetings between the parties on this issue.

The Loco Division will keep members informed along the way and will be seeking regular feedback. These are your wages and conditions, so it’s critical all members have a chance to have their say.

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