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.
CASUALS – NEW SICK LEAVE PAYMENTS ANNOUNCED
The Andrews Government has announced five days’ sick and carers pay for people in casual work and independent contracting. The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee will initially cover about 150,000 workers in industries including hospitality, food trades and food preparation, supermarkets, retail and sales, aged care and disability, cleaning and laundry, and security.
The Sick Pay Guarantee, currently funded and administered by the government will be expanded to more industries in the second half of this year. To check your eligibility and to apply visit this site. Read more: Victorian Government media release.
COVID 19 – Isolation and personal leave
For many of our members, if you contract COVID you must still take your personal leave and isolate. If you are a close contact, from midnight Friday 22nd April you no longer have to isolate, but please ensure you read any workplace policy or contact the Union for further advice.