Oct 19

Sydney’s light rail – another NSW Government disaster

This is just another example of why this NSW Government cannot be trusted. They continue to hide documents which indicate our tax payer money is going down the drain on poorly planned projects. Read more below by Andrew Clennell in the Australian: Soon after he became NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance asked bureaucrats what it would […] Read More »

Oct 18

The Australian: NSW government in bid to keep lid on light rail secrets

Once again the NSW Government shows us that they cannot be trusted. With their hands on another project in Parramatta, it begs the question: What now, is the Government trying to hide from the public in secret confidential documents? We have a right to know how our millions of dollars of taxpayer money are being spent. NSW government […] Read More »

Oct 13

Union calls for transport minister to resign

Newcastle Herald, Ian Kirkwood A SMALL group of Rail, Tram and Bus Union members converged on the new Newcastle Interchange on Friday to call for the head of Transport Minister Andrew Constance. Mr Constance is expected in Newcastle on Monday for the official opening of the $200 million project. The first trains are set to […] Read More »

Oct 13

No Confidence in Constance – Newcastle rally

We could feel the anger and frustration in the air this morning as we joined with Newcastle transport workers, from across divisions, in presenting 60 signed motions of No Confidence against the incompetent Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance. We had members there today whose pay has been wrong for months, and while Constance and Keolis […] Read More »

Oct 13

Bus privatisation debate held in Parliament

On Thursday October 12, the first debate about Sydney’s bus privatisation was held in Parliament. Constance rambled off lies upon lies about how “fantastic” privatising public services is, and meanwhile Opposition Minister for Transport, Jodi McKay was ordered to “get out” after speaking up against Constance’s nonsense. Constance went to walk out TWICE throughout the […] Read More »

Oct 12

Northern District Times: Buses under threat

Officials hit streets to talk to commuters about risk of privatisation Steven Deare, October 11 2017 BUS drivers have warned commuter services in Ryde could be privatised but the State Government says its decision to do so in the inner west is unrelated to other areas. Bus union officials were outside Top Ryde City shops […] Read More »

Oct 12

Auditor-general to look at light rail costs

The Newcastle Herald, October 12, Ian Kirkwood AFTER repeated allegations of cost blow-outs, the Audit Office of NSW has agreed to a performance audit of the Newcastle transport reforms. The Auditor-General’s interest in Newcastle’s light rail and transport interchange has been welcomed by Greens MLC Mehreen Faruqi and Labor’s Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp. Dr Faruqi made […] Read More »

Oct 11

Hitting the streets: Coogee and Ryde

Over the last fortnight we’ve been out at local bus stops across Sydney informing commuters about the threat of bus privatisation for their local buses. Keep an eye out for us in the Northern Beaches tomorrow! Coogee   Ryde Read More »

Oct 11

Newcastle drivers ‘on a downer’

Newcastle drivers ‘on a downer’ three months after NSW Government handed bus network to Keolis Downer Newcastle Herald – Nick Bielby Rail, Tram and Bus Union divisional secretary Chris Preston says there have been ongoing issues since Keolis Downer took over Newcastle’s buses. Picture: Nick Bielby Three months after private operator Keolis Downer took over […] Read More »

Oct 10

Newcastle bus debacle – NBN TV

Our Newcastle drivers and commuters are now bearing the brunt of these “teething problems” which we know are only the beginning of what happens when you privatise public services. Minister Constance has treated the entire community with contempt. He must be stopped. Watch Chris Preston speak to media on Monday below. NBN TV “Newcastle bus […] Read More »