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RTBU Update: Metro Trains Sydney (MTS) Majority Support Determination

Jul 31, 2019Bulletins

Bulletin: 45/19

To: Rail, Tram and Bus Union – Metro Trains Sydney members,

RTBU Update:

Metro Trains Sydney (MTS)

Majority Support Determination


Members at MTS are advised that we have surpassed the number of signatures required to allow the RTBU to file for a Majority Support Determination (MSD) in the Fair Work Commission (FWC). As previously advised, we have lodged the application in the FWC and have sent the application to MTS with a redacted version of the petition to show that we have the numbers to support an operational Agreement.


What happens next?

The FWC will list the matter for hearing, in which case both parties will make arguments in relation to the application. It is likely that MTS will argue that all CJC-T and CJC-S are covered by the current Sydney Metro Automated Passenger Services Agreement 2018. It is the position of the RTBU that this is not the case. If we are successful in demonstrating that the 2018 Agreement does not apply, the RTBU will be able to commence negotiations on your behalf for an operational Agreement.


Once again, we would like to thank everyone who signed the MSD. The support of our MTS members and employees made the application to the FWC possible. All employees at MTS deserve to have an Agreement that provides proper protections at work, and the only way we can achieve that is by standing together and fighting for the right to have safe and secure jobs. We will advise members as soon as we have any new information regarding the application.



If you have any questions or concerns please contact the RTBU on (02) 9264 2511 or email metro@rtbu-nsw.asn.au. If you are not an RTBU member but would like to join, please contact the RTBU on (02) 9264 2511.


  Issued & Authorised by:
Alex Claassens

Branch Secretary

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