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

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Diversity and wellbeing

Click the image to read more on the United Nations Urbanization challenge

International Day of Families- 15 May 

2022 Theme: Families and Urbanization

Urbanization is shaping our world and the life and wellbeing of families worldwide.

The UN’s Sustainable urbanization challenge targets, Poverty eradication, Good health and well-being, Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, and Reduce inequality within and among countries.

This year’s theme, “Families and Urbanization”, aims to raise awareness on the importance of sustainable, family-friendly urban policies.

Mothers Day Sunday 8th May

Many people celebrate Mother’s day as a day to show appreciation or remember their mothers or mother like figures. 

Mother figures are undoubtedly significant in people’s lives and come in a number of different versions.

Every mother and mother figure is amazing. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums everywhere!

Local events in Victoria include:

  • The Mothers Day Classic- support and honour the 1 in 7 women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime –  https://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/
  • Puffing Billy Railway -https://puffingbilly.com.au/visit-us/special-offers/mothers-day/

IDAHOBIT - International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
17 MAY 2022

Created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal. Thousands of initiatives, big and small, are reported throughout the planet.

Want to know more:

  • https://may17.org/
  • https://www.idahobit.org.au/

White Ribbon Australia-
Pathways to Change

There’s help available to understand the ways your behaviours effect the people you care about or the ways abusive behaviour can affect others:

If any member requires assistance, the Locomotive Division is an open yet confidential place . Our goal is to break down the barriers of conversation and have an inclusive workplace.

Respect Each Other: ‘Call It Out’ (COVID-19)

The Respect Each Other: ‘Call It Out’ campaign is designed to bring all Victorians into the conversation around family violence depicting the irreversible damage that can occur when a home becomes unsafe.

https://www.facebook.com/RespectVictoria/