Union and Aurizon back at the negotiating table

Planned industrial action by the Rail, Tram, and Bus Union in Queensland has been withdrawn.

Union and Aurizon back at the negotiating table
Aurizon's operations have been adversely affected by industrial actions and Cyclone Marcia.


A 24-hour strike due to begin today at two coal depots operated by Aurizon was cancelled earlier this week.

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union’s (RTBU’s) Queensland division notified the company on Monday and has not given notice of any further planned stoppages.

That will come as a relief to the company whose operations have been adversely affected by both earlier industrial actions and Cyclone Marcia over the past week.

The Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees undertook a 24-hour strike on Monday, affecting 11 freight depots around central Queensland.

The RBTU enacted a 24-hour strike at depots in Coppabella and Jilalan. Its members also stayed off work at the Pring depot last Friday February 20.

The company says it is committed to continuing the bargaining process around new enterprise agreements in good faith.

A spokesperson from the RTBU has not yet responded to a request for comment, but it is understood the union is also optimistic about the bargaining.

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