May 17

Daily Telegraph: Acciona’s track record of bitter legal stoushes

What a disaster. Once again, Constance hasn’t done his homework. We cannot trust this NSW Government to do a single thing right. Read the story below or the full article by Annabel Hennessy here.  The Daily Telegraph can reveal Acciona’s bitter legal stoush with Transport NSW over the ­behind-schedule light rail is far from the first contractual spat the […] Read More »

May 17

AFR: Light rail problems ‘no surprise’

In the AFR by Jenny Wiggins An underbidder for the disastrous Sydney light rail project says it was obvious the biggest risk to the project was moving utilities. ‘‘We all knew the biggest risk was the utilities,’’ Inaki Mendizabal, the director overseeing the Asia Pacific for CAF. An underbidder for the disastrous Sydney light rail project […] Read More »

May 16

Newcastle debate in Parliament, tomorrow. Join us

On Thursday, State Parliament will be debating the disastrous new Newcastle bus timetable, again. All bus drivers and supporters are invited to join us at NSW Parliament at 4pm on Thursday 17 May to hear first-hand what privatisation has done to Newcastle’s bus system. A petition opposing the timetable changes implemented by the Keolis Downer […] Read More »

May 11

May Day Sydney photos

  On Sunday May 6th, members from the RTBU NSW gathered with workers from across the state to rally for workers rights, and to #ChangeTheRules RTBU Bus & Tram Division Secretary, Chris Preston, said “The RTBU’s marching squad was buzzing with energy, as we chanted and rallied down the streets of Sydney. The whole CBD heard us […] Read More »

May 10

Newcastle transport interchange builders in $2.5m bill dispute forced to count the cost of each bolt

Every single project of Constance’s gets blundered. This Minister is totally incapable of being trusted with tax payer money. It’s well past the time for a new Minister, and it’s the public who are suffering. Constance has to go! Read the Newcastle Herald article below. THE builder of Newcastle’s $200 million transport interchange and one of its […] Read More »

Apr 30

Newcastle May Day rally photos

Thank you to everyone who came along and marched with us over the weekend at the Newcastle May Day rally. Chris Preston, RTBU NSW Bus & Tram Division Secretary said “This year’s annual May Day rallies are not to be missed. Rain, hail or shine. As a workforce we need to stand up and fight back […] Read More »

Apr 26

ABC: Sydney’s light rail is one year behind schedule

It’s no surprise to us that this Government have completely bungled Sydney’s light rail project in the same way they bungle everything else. This NSW Government is completely incapable of managing our transport network. Whether it’s buses, trains, or the light rail project – Constance and the NSW Government can’t seem to get it right. […] Read More »

Apr 23

Secret documents detailing Sydney’s $2.1b light rail won’t be released

Once again, this NSW Government is shrouding it’s transport projects in secrecy. The public deserve to know where their tax payer dollars are going, and it looks like most of it is going down the drain. Read an excerpt from the Sydney Morning Herald below, or full article here by Matt O’Sullivan. The Opposition’s attempt to force […] Read More »

Apr 20

Newcastle Herald: Keolis Downer announces new direct bus connections in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie timetable shake-up

Newcastle Herald, Nick Bielby  Direct connections between eastern Lake Macquarie and two of the region’s major shopping and business hubs are among the changes Newcastle’s bus operator will introduce in July. The Newcastle Herald can reveal that Keolis Downer will amend its new timetable – which has been the subject of public outcry in recent months – in response to community feedback. Cardiff […] Read More »

Apr 20

Media Release: Finally. New Newcastle bus timetable long overdue

Any new bus timetable in Newcastle must be drafted in consultation with the community and drivers, the RTBU said today.   Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Tram and Bus Division President, Dave Woollams, said that news today that Keolis Downer will change its problem-ridden timetable is very welcomed, albeit it long overdue.   However, […] Read More »