CRT Group is an intermodal transport company in Australia. Begun as Colin Rees Transport (CRT), a taxi truck company in suburban Sydney in the 1950s, it became known as the CRT Group in 1981, and by the time of its acquisition by QR Limited was in the top 10 logistics companies in Australia with a turnover of $80 million, and moving over 600,000 tonnes of freight a year. The company specialised in the movement of food products, polymers, and plastics. It is now a subsidiary of QR Limited.
Linehaul of freight between CRT Group terminals was contracted to outside railway operators. In the early 2000s Freight Australia (FA) was contracted to move freight between Melbourne and Sydney. The contract contained a condition that if FA was acquired by a competitor of CRT Group, of locomotive power (calculated by the business CRT Group was offering FA) was to be transferred to CRT Group. As a result, when FA was acquired by Pacific National in 2004, two Victorian Railways G class and two X class locomotives were transferred to CRT. After this date linehaul of CRT freight passed to Queensland Rail subsidiary Interail, who also operated Melbourne to Brisbane services for the company.
Genuinely Trying To Reach Agreement: The Relationship With Good Faith Bargaining.(Workplace Relations Act 1996)(Transport Workers' Union of Australia Vs. CRT Group Pty Ltd.)(Case overview)
Nov 12, 2009; Key Points: In this case a possible lack of professional conduct in handling the matter and the negotiations did not prevent the...