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Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training Dispute

Feb 12, 2015Bulletins

Bulletin 13 – 2015

To All RTBU Station Members – Sydney Trains


Sydney Trains Station has recently completed the election process for the (3) Salaried, Wages and Cleaner Work Group HSRs. The RTBU congratulates those members who have been elected to the HSR and Deputy HSR positions.

Just when we thought there was a genuine attempt by management to comply with the Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act) we find ourselves faced with yet another example of their total disregard to the requirements of the WHS Act.

The latest issue is Sydney Trains refusal to comply with Section 72 of the WHS Act. Section 72 relates to the training of HSRs (including Deputy HSRs). The Section allows HSRs to “choose” who they receive their HSR training from. In other words it does not allow Sydney Trains to “dictate,” as they have in the past.

As a consequence of this failure to comply with the WHS Act WorkCover has been advised that a dispute exists.

As such WorkCover are required to intervene and ensure that Sydney Trains comply with Section 72 (WHS Act) and allow HSRs to attend the HSR training of their choice.

HSR Members are advised that “HOSTA” is a Union preferred Health and Safety Training Organisation.


HOSTA can be contacted by:

Phone: (02) 8868 1508

Fax: 1300 046 782

Email: hosta@hosta.org.au


Issued by: Authorised by:
Graham Fozzard


Alex Claassens

Branch Secretary

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