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Update: Non Payment of Time Worked at 150% when called in with less than 24 hours Notice

May 26, 2016Bulletins

Bulletin 14, 2016

To: RTBU Members: Signallers


The RTBU and Sydney Trains attended the Fair Work Commission on 19th May 2016 (FWC) for conference in relation to the penalty payments for book off days with less than 24 hours notice.

As members may be aware Sydney Trains have a different interpretation on the clauses that relate to these payments.

The outcomes from the conference are as below;

  • The RTBU will write to Sydney Trains asking for their position and all the documentation that they are relying on.
  • We will meet with Sydney Trains for further discussions regarding this issue in June.
  • As a result of discussions in the commission Sydney Trains will stop the payment of call out penalties from the 22nd May 2016. This advice is provided to ensure that in the event that we get an adverse finding members will not be obliged to pay back the penalty that was paid to them.
  • In the event that we win this dispute the correct payment will be backpayed.

The RTBU is currently organising a meeting with the Signallers Sub-Division to deliver a full debrief and to have further discussions prior to this matter returning to the FWC. Be assured the RTBU will not leave any stone unturned whilst we pursue this matter.

If you have any questions or comments please contact your local delegate or the RTBU Office.

Issued by: Authorised by:
Helen Bellette


Alex Claassens

Branch Secretary