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Sydney Trains Station Staff: Changes to Transfer Policy

Nov 7, 2017Bulletins

Bulletin 71 – 2017

Sydney Trains Station Staff: Changes to Transfer Policy

After concerns were raised by members, your RTBU team has been meeting with Sydney Trains management to change the Transfer Policy and Register. This policy applies to Customer Service Attendants (CSA), Station Duty Managers (SDM1, SDM2, SDM3 and SDM4), Station Cleaning Attendants (CA) and turnaround cleaning staff (including Cleaner In Charge).

The new policy is that the current CSA transfer register will close at the end of December and the new transfer register will come into effect from 1 January 2018. From then, all classifications and grades of frontline station staff will be eligible to apply for transfers within the same classification and grade after six months in their substantive role. This period will include the completion of their probationary period if required and staff members who have accepted an offer to transfer will not be eligible for another transfer until twelve months later.

Transfer applications will be open from 1 December every year for the following year. Applications received by the 31 December will be ranked on the length of time in that grade. If more than one person has the same length of service in a grade, the ranking will be by alphabetical order of the surname. This ranking process only applies during December. Fixed staff (such as Permanent Full Time and Reducing Time positions) will be able to nominate for five locations. Relief and Part-time positions will be able to nominate for up to twenty locations. Applications received after the 1 January will be ranked on a “first come, first served” basis. The purpose of this is to assist members to gain full time and fixed positions.

The Transfer Policy is available online on the Sydney Trains intranet.

Members who wish to transfer are encouraged to apply during December.

Issued by: Authorised by:
Mick Cartwright


Alex Claassens

Branch Secretary


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