Jun 23

‘Greedy’ Spanish contractors of the CBD to South East light rail want an extra $340 million for project

THE Spanish contractor building the CBD to South East light rail project wants a whopping extra $340 million from the state government to finish the $2.1 billion project. And the government has so far countered with an offer less than $100 million, sources have confirmed to The Daily Telegraph. A stoush is now shaping between […] Read More »

Jun 21

Community stands strong with bus drivers to oppose privatisation

The community of the Inner West has demonstrated its strong support for bus drivers through its attendance at two major events over the last two weeks. Hosted by NSW Labor MPs Jo Haylen and Sophie Costsis on June 15 the ‘Meet the Drivers’ night was held at the Herb Greedie Hall in Marrickville to a […] Read More »

Jun 15

URGENT TOWN HALL MEETING

Join us tonight (Thursday June 15) in an urgent meeting to stop NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance from privatising Sydney’s inner-west buses. The Transport Minister is blaming our local bus drivers for delays, when it’s clear that congestion, poor timetabling and a lack of investment in bus services is to blame. Bus drivers will come […] Read More »

Jun 14

RTBU’s responds to letter from STA CEO

RTBU NSW Divisional Secretary Chris Preston and Divisional President David Woollams have responded to a letter from the STA’s Chief Executive, Steffen Faurby. Click here to read the CEO’s letter, and the RTBU’s response. Read More »

Jun 14

Double-decker buses to replace bendies on Sydney streets

Sydney’s bendy buses will eventually become a thing of the past, the NSW government said on Tuesday, signalling its determination to go high and not long. “We are replacing those bendy buses with the double-deckers,” said Transport Minister Andrew Constance. The NSW government has announced a plan to phase out congestion-causing bendy buses and replace […] Read More »

Jun 13

Sydney commuters bear brunt of overcrowded trams on inner west light rail

Commuters face a frustrating wait before they get relief from chronic overcrowding on trams on Sydney’s inner west light rail line during peak travel periods. Passengers say the crowding is a “nightmare” during peak periods despite the introduction of an extra 90 weekly services last year on the 12.8-kilometre line from Central Station to Dulwich […] Read More »

Jun 6

Orders from the Industrial Relations Commission for the RTBU and its members – 5 June

Please read Orders from the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW for the RTBU and it members – 5 June 2017 Read More »

Jun 2

‘Dog Act’ – Sydney Bus Drivers punished by Constance for opposing privatisation

RTBU Tram and Bus Division Secretary Chris Preston has described Minister Constance’s slashing of bus driver pay as punishment for their opposition to privatisation a ‘Dog Act’. On Friday afternoon, the State Transit Authority informed bus drivers that it would be taking away the drivers ‘Industry Allowance’ from the next pay period. This was done […] Read More »

Jun 2

Notice to Members – Important Message from the RTBU Bus Division on Industry Allowance

Please read this Important Message from Bus Division Secretary Chris Preston on Industry Allowance Read More »

Jun 2

Thank you to our members for standing strong

A big THANK YOU to all of our members who stood strong yesterday despite harassment and intimidation to conduct the ‘Fare Free Day’ in protest of Andrew Constance’s plans to sell off our buses and sack the workforce. There’s been an incredibly positive response from commuters! See the Channel Nine news report here. Read More »