we will bargain together

18 September 2021

Dear Members,

On Tuesday 21 September, Sydney Trains’ Signallers, LIC Operators, Area Controllers (AC), Network Incident Managers (NIMs) and Train Service Delivery Managers (TSDMs) will be placing a 24 hour ban on issuing Transposition Slips as part of the protected industrial action period.

Over the past 18 months throughout the pandemic, LIC Operators, Signallers, Area Controllers, TSDMs and NIMs across the network have risked their health by attending work to ensure trains run as efficiently as possible for the travelling public.

Sadly, the thanks we get from NSW and Sydney Trains is a measly offer of a 0.3% pay increase and the threat to remove our hard-fought and won redundancy deed.

Sydney and NSW Trains keep saying how much they appreciate us, but we know this is far from the truth. If they truly appreciated us the Senior Executive and Government would recognise and respect the hard work we do in keeping the trains running in addition to keeping everyone safe.

Until they show us the respect we deserve by fairly bargaining with us, offering a decent pay rise and commit to not touching the deed, we have no choice but to fight.

All LIC Operators, Signallers, ACs, NIMs and TSDMS across Sydney Trains will be standing together with their fellow members and refusing to issue transposition slips (including the Fleet Operations Transposition Requests) for the entire day on Tuesday.

When: 00.01hrs on Tuesday 21 September 2021 until 24.00hrs Tuesday 21 September

Who: LIC Operators, Signallers, ACs, TSDMs and NIMs

Remember, management cannot take any adverse action against you for taking protected action. If you get even a whiff of bad behaviour, we have a team ready to act immediately.

If you have any questions about this action, please contact your Organiser or local Delegate.

In unity,


Issued & authorised by Alex Claassens, Secretary, Rail, Tram and Bus Union – NSW Branch

Level 4, 321 Pitt Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 92642511
Fax: (02) 92611342

Last modified: 18/09/2021