Major Works Reform (MR 10)
Bulletin 15 – 2015
To: RTBU Infrastructure Members
The RTBU met with Sydney Trains last Thursday, 12th February for initial discussions with regard to Major Works Reform.
Wes Heron, General Manager, Major Works, announced that four new depots have been proposed and would be located at Ourimbah, Strathfield Region (Central Hub), Wollongong and Emu Plains. They have no approval for these sites as yet.
It was also announced that Major Works Reform has already met their (VS) target mainly through natural attrition of 89 positions.
No information was supplied re future teams/location/positions (as to who is moving where?).
The RTBU voiced strong concerns regarding the Major Works consultation process. The recent maintenance reform saw consultation carried out on all levels to address our members’ concerns regarding change. The RTBU expects the same level of consultation with this reform.
The RTBU also reminded Sydney Trains that the changes proposed included items covered by the EA and previous industrial arrangements.
The RTBU does not support the relocation of Hamilton Depot to Ourimbah.
We will shortly conduct a tour of all current Renewals Depots to ensure all our members’ concerns are presented to Sydney Trains prior to any relocation.
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