The Locomotive Division of the RTBU covers all Locomotive and Train Drivers in Victoria.

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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 the RTBU Locomotive Division in Victoria has almost 2000 members and counting!   read more.

PTC 1994 Book of Rules and Operating Procedures
Members now have access to the Book of Rules (Metro Specific Network) online via the member portal login.

Timna Jacks /March 30, 2019 — The Age

A pay dispute has broken out between Metro Trains and the train drivers union over claims the company has underpaid 900 workers to the tune of more than $1 million in total… Read More HERE

Register your Exposure​

Maurice Blackburn’s – National asbestos, dust, fumes and chemicals register

It’s a good idea to document any asbestos and or/dust, fumes and chemical exposure in case you do develop an asbestos-related or occupational lung disease later in life. Maurice Blackburn’s free National Asbestos, Dust, Fumes and Chemicals Register is a convenient way to do this. Recording the details of your exposure, regardless of how recent or long ago it was, can help any future claims for compensation you may need to make. Registration is free, and obligation-free as well. The register has helped a number of clients prove their exposure through workmate statements.

If you need a Union Representative for a meeting- please contact the Union Office ASAP via phone or Email.

Please do not rely on your company to contact the Union.

Please ensure, if possible, you have the Date and Time of your meeting so a Union Representative can be scheduled to attend with you.

Representatives are being booked every day for Membership representations as well as other important matters such as EA meetings.

Scholarships are available to the children of Financial RTBU Locomotive Division members’ . Please click HERE to go to the Department of Education scholarships page and view the open scholarships.  


The Age  March 11 2019
“Metro is reaping millions of dollars as it trains the army of workers needed to work on the Andrews government’s rail infrastructure boom.”  read the full article here

Herald Sun Oct 16 2018
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“POLICE have begun asking Victorian Labor MPs involved in the party’s rorts-for-votes scheme to come in for questioning.” 

The Article explains that the Herald Sun had revealed the taxpayer funded scheme by the ALP three years ago.  

The Scheme was investigated by the Ombudsman who found that it was “wrong”. 

“Premier Daniel Andrews asked the ALP to repay almost $388,000.”

The article advises that police are now looking at “charges of making and using a false document, false accounting, conspiracy to cheat and defraud, or misconduct in public office


….” Subscribers can read the full article here

Herald Sun 9.10.18 – “VICTORIAN union bosses have turned on one of their own, saying United Firefighters Union bullying and harassment of former emergency services minister Jane Garrett must end…..” Read More

10/10/18 – The Courier “BALLARAT V/Line passengers say they are enduring another nightmare trip this morning with only three carriages on the 6.38am service from Wendouree, leaving hundreds squashed on the train….”- read more here