The Union for Train Drivers in Victoria
The Locomotive Division of the RTBU covers all Locomotive and Train Drivers in Victoria.
For all non drivers and information on Rail Operations and Infrastructure, including membership, please go to the Victorian Branch website
In 1861 – The first union of locomotive enginemen was formed when 20 drivers banded together to form the “Locomotive Engine Drivers Association of Victoria” , now in 2014, the RTBU Locomotive Division in Victoria has almost 2000 members and counting! read more.
The Age 21/9/16 – “The state government must decide next week if it will extend Metro Trains Melbourne’s contracts to operate and maintain the metropolitan rail system for a further seven years. If it does, the government will need to negotiate hard. We need new conditions in the contracts to stop a drift towards a private monopoly that would, almost inevitably, leave the travelling public with higher costs and declining services”. read more here
28/10/16 – The Age – Metro Trains suspects a group of disgruntled train drivers is out to sabotage the spring racing carnival, the busiest time of the year for Melbourne’s rail operator, by pressuring staff to refuse overtime and call in sick here
3AW also wrote on the topic here with Neil Mitchell holding an interview with RTBU LD Secretary Marc Marotta.
The Andrews Labor Government will create 1,100 highly-skilled local jobs with the state’s single largest order of trains to be built in Victoria, for Victoria.Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan to announce- read more here
The Age 14/9/16 – “Leaked Metro Trains report shows thousands of unrepaired faults on city’s rails- The tracks on Melbourne’s rail network are riddled with serious faults – some left unfixed for years – a leaked internal Metro Trains report shows.”. read more here