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NSW Trains Uniform Review

Aug 24, 2016Bulletins

Bulletin 30 – 2016

To: RTBU NSW Trains Members,

Members are advised that the NSW Trains uniform review is currently underway, and that as a part of this review the issue of shorts is being addressed. Members may therefore notice that several employees of NSW Trains have been supplied with sample shorts by NSW Trains for evaluation purposes.

At the present moment, the shorts trial will be ongoing for a period of two weeks, after which feedback will be discussed at the uniform review committee meeting. This is not to say that shorts will definitely constitute a part of the NSW Trains uniform going forward; however, the RTBU believes that this is a positive step in the right direction in ensuring that the members of the RTBU are provided with quality material uniform that is fit for both winter and summer climates.

Until such a time as the review meeting is held in two weeks time, only those who have been selected to trial the shorts are permitted to wear shorts – in other words, NSW Trains have not yet confirmed that shorts are once again a part of the new uniform. As there appears to be confusion due to the lack of communication put forth by NSW Trains in relation to this matter, the RTBU would like to remind all NSW Trains employees that the shorts are currently being trialled only and that the current uniform policy still does apply.

Once the next uniform review committee meeting is held, the RTBU will provide an update to all members concerning the progress of this review. Members are encouraged to fill out the RTBU survey regarding shorts here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact your Local Delegate or the RTBU Head Office on (02) 9264 2511.


Issued by:


Authorised by:

Michael Cartwright


Robert Hayden

Assistant Branch Secretary – Rail

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