Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees
“Traincrew Representing Traincrew”

Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees
Traincrew Representing Traincrew



Ian Martin is a Driver at the Jilalan Depot and has been a proud member of the AFULE from 1977 to 1994, rejoining in 2010, during this time Ian has always been an active member and promoted the union movement. Ian has a long family history in the union movement with relatives being members and officials of the Maritime Union, Coal Miners Union, Meat Workers Union and the Electrical Trades Union.

During the years 1994 to 2010 Ian was employed by National Rail and Pacific National. He was Locomotive Division Sub Branch President at Acacia Ridge from 1999 to 2009 with another union. From 2014 Ian has been Sub Branch President of Jilalan Depot. In 2017 Ian became Division Two Councillor, in addition to being Jilalan Sub Branch President.

Ian Martin is proud of a diverse career within the railway. It started when he joined QR in 1977 as an Engine Cleaner at Mayne. In 1978 Ian passed his Fireman’s exam and was classed to Nonda in 1979. November of that year Ian returned to Mayne Depot. Ian passed his drivers exam in 1983. Ian took a role as a relief Fireman in 1987 at Jilalan and returned to Mayne later that year. In 1989 he was classed to Mayne as a Driver. He then transferred to the Acacia Ridge Freight Depot in 1992. In 1994 Ian took a role with National Rail, now known as Pacific National driving Interstate Freight Trains from Acacia Ridge QLD to Grafton and Taree in NSW. He continued that role till he returned to the Jilalan Depot in 2010 working once more for QR National, now owned by Aurizon.

Division Two is quite diverse with three different employers and respective enterprise agreements. Division Two manages this with the help of enthusiastic Sub Branch officials to represent our members fully.

Ian can be contacted on 0407 810 262