we will bargain together

17 August 2021

Reminder to vote to in the Protected Action Ballot

Dear Members,

By now, members should have received their unique login details to vote to take protected action.

RTBU Officials and Delegates phones have been ringing off the hook as RTBU Members from across NSW Trains and Sydney Trains let us know that they have voted YES in every box.

There has been some confusion as to which email address the voting details from CIVS (the voting agency) was sent to. The union supplied the voting agency with the phone numbers and email addresses on our system. The employers had to do the same with the details on their system. CIVs then sent the voting email to both email addresses.

The voting email should be in your work email and have also been sent to your personal email address.

If you can’t find your unique login code on your personal email make sure you check your “spam” or “junk” folder.

Every email system is different.

  • If you are using Outlook on your phone are using a desktop you can find it in the folder on your screen titled “other”
  • If you are on your computer using an internet browser, on the side there is a tab below the inbox labelled “junk email”.
  • For Gmail users, this will be at the top of your inbox on a tab called “promotions” or “social”.

As part of the ballot order Sydney Trains and NSW Trains have to make sure that the voting details are not blocked on your transport email address. So, if you can, also check your work email – it should be there.

You can also call 1300 798 994 between 11:00 and 1900 for support with voting if you are having trouble finding your details.

Congratulations to everyone who have already cast their vote. For those yet to vote, remember to vote yes in every box.

Only by doing this will we have all the options available to take action and force NSW Trains and Sydney Trains to take this round of negotiations seriously.

If you’ve already voted, make sure you ask your workmates to vote too. We will win this together.

In Solidarity,


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: 17/08/2021