Apr 27

Lane Cove receives new bus routes

State Liberal and Labor appear to be upping the ante regarding public transport in Lane Cove, with the State Government announcing changes to buses days before a scheduled Labor forum. After meeting with Transport Minister Andrew Constance, Lane Cove state Liberal MP Anthony Roberts confirmed the introduction of two additional 294 services from Lane Cove […] Read More »

Apr 26

Glebe Island Bridge may yet host light rail

An idea to run trams over the disused Glebe Island Bridge has re-emerged in the wake of Google’s decision to pull out of using the White Bay power station as its Australian HQ. Read more in the Daily Telegraph.   Read More »

Apr 19

May Day March and Family Fun Day 2017

This year’s May Day March is just around the corner and we’re planning a big RTBU presence! We hope you’ll join us in standing up for workers’ rights while having fun at the same time. WHEN: Sunday, 7th May 12-5PM WHERE: Hyde Park North RSVP via Facebook here Speeches will kick off from 12pm and […] Read More »

Apr 19

It’s time to #RaiseTheWage

Since 1990 minimum wage workers have been left behind. Australia is starting to look like America. A recent poll shows that nearly 70 per cent of Australians believe the minimum wage is too low. It’s time for substantial rises to the wages of the lowest paid in order to ensure every Australian has enough to live properly. Share […] Read More »

Apr 18

B-Line bus battle erupts on Sydney’s northern beaches

Former Labor premier Barrie Unsworth has slammed the expected privatisation of the new bus corridor between the northern beaches and the CBD, calling the proposed B-Line bus service a “Trojan horse” for development. “We’ve had government bus services for as long as anyone can remember. We’re all happy with the operation of the buses now,” Mr Unsworth told Fairfax Media. […] Read More »

Apr 17

Govt finally agrees to extra buses for UNSW

According to the Sydney Morning Herald  the NSW Government has finally agreed to put on extra bus services for University of NSW students and staff, who have had to wait for up to an hour for a bus, sometimes in the pouring rain without any shelter to stand under. The Tram and Bus Division is yet […] Read More »

Apr 11

Know your rights: Work on a Public Holiday

With Brett Peters… Work on a Public Holiday Section 67 67.1 An employee required to work on a Public Holiday which falls on Monday to Friday shift shall be paid at time and one half for all time worked on the Public Holiday. All time worked on a Public Holiday which falls on a Saturday […] Read More »

Apr 5

Tempe members bond over a BBQ

Tempe RTBU members enjoyed another BBQ (supplied by the Tram & Bus division) last Friday. Secretary Chris Preston and President David Woollams were also on hand to discuss union issues with the members. Members were very impressed with the culinary skills provided by delegate Ash Sarker and the his team. Read More »

Mar 29

Delays, congestion ahead during Epping-Chatswood link closure

74 extra buses between 8 and 9am on already congested roads. More than 5000 people boarding buses at Macquarie University Station in the evening peak hour. 58 extra buses on Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park, between 8 and 9am. This is what commuters can expect when the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link is closed in late 2018 for […] Read More »

Mar 28

Member for Mackellar must come clean on calls for bus privatisation

MEDIA RELEASE The Rail Tram and Bus Union of NSW (RTBU NSW) has called on the Federal Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski MP to come clean on his demands that the B-Line service on the Northern beaches be privatised. Echoing concerns from the NSW Opposition last week that there was ‘a growing concern on the […] Read More »