Dec 2

Thank-you and Merry Christmas from the Tram and Bus Division

It’s been a tough year for the Tram and Bus Division. As usual privatisation of bus services has been top of the agenda. This year we’ve been out on the streets to fight against the privatisation of bus services, talking to the public and representing our members in the ongoing debate In particular we are […] Read More »

Dec 2

The fight against bus privatisation continues

Bus privatisation protests have continued across Sydney this month. Tram and Bus Division Secretary Chris Preston and President David Woollams have been hitting the streets with union volunteers and supporters to talk to the public about privatisation of bus services and what it could mean to them. RTBU members were out leafleting commuters, and asking […] Read More »

Dec 1

Light rail audit puts govt under pressure

Reported by AAP: The NSW treasurer has stepped up to “take full responsibility” for a cost blowout in the CBD-eastern suburbs light rail link, after an audit revealed poor planning and omissions in the original business case for the project had cost taxpayers an extra half a billion dollars. The anticipated budget for the CBD […] Read More »

Nov 17

Nine News – Bus privatisation protest

Bus drivers and union officials targeting Sydney bus stations as part of a protest over privatisation fears. Bus drivers and union officials targeting Sydney bus stations as part of a protest over privatisation fears. #9News https://t.co/aBbzDBkOak — Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) November 16, 2016 Read More »

Nov 16

RTBU Bus Division joins protest against threat of public transport privatisation

The RTBU Bus Division took part in an action this morning to put Passengers Before Profits. Unions NSW and RTBU members (including bus drivers) were out leafleting commuters, and asking them to sign a petition, against the threat of bus privatisation in NSW. RTBU NSW Secretary Chris Preston said, “This isn’t the first time we’ve […] Read More »

Nov 16

Unions protest threat of public transport privatisation at Sydney bus stops

The RTBU and Unions NSW are targeting bus stops across Sydney, during peak travel periods, this week, to draw attention to the threat of privatisation of Sydney bus services. Unions NSW and RTBU NSW will be leafleting commuters as part of the Passengers Before Profits campaign against public transport privatisation. RTBU NSW Secretary Chris Preston […] Read More »

Nov 16

Boys in hospital after bus crash

Reported by the Daily Telegraph: Two boys were airlifted to hospital, one with serious head injuries, after two school buses crashed south of Wollongong yesterday afternoon. Forty students aged from seven to 16, all from Illawarra Christian School, were on board when the buses collided on Tongarra Rd, Albion Park. A seven-year-old boy, who was […] Read More »

Nov 15

Nine News – Buses running late

Nearly one in six Sydney buses are late, new data reveals why commuters are tired of waiting. Nearly one in six Sydney buses are late, new data reveals why commuters are tired of waiting. @KateCreedon9 #9News https://t.co/M1mO338bRk — Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) November 14, 2016 Read More »

Nov 15

City of Sydney may withhold light ‍rail funding

Reported by SMH: City may withhold light ‍rail funding Transport Council says proposed shelters too large   Matt O’Sullivan, Transport reporter The City of Sydney Council has threatened to refuse to hand over $47 million to the Baird government for the city’s new light ‍rail line because it believes the project is failing to live […] Read More »

Nov 11

Women’s Campaign Committee

  Calling all women! The Women’s Campaign Committee is on at 9am-4pm (lunch provided), Friday, 2nd December L4 321 Pitt St. Read More »