Jun 11

RTBU – 2018 union elections notice

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has supplied information regarding the RTBU elections for National and NSW Branch positions for 2018. Click here to download the information. Nominations. which must be in writing and comply with the organisation’s registered rules, may be made at any time from 9am on Monday 2nd July 2018. Nominations close at […] Read More »

Jul 10

RTBU forces ALP to commit to ending privatisation

The RTBU has helped pressure the NSW ALP into ruling out any further privatisation of public assets, including our public transport systems. Following a strong anti-privatisation campaign by the RTBU in Newcastle and Region 6 and strong lobbying from the union, NSW Opposition leader, Luke Foley, pledged at the party’s recent state conference that the […] Read More »

Jun 29

Region 6 Members, Please update your details

 The RTBU requires you to fill out new union payroll & traffic fund deduction forms due to the change of employer in region 6. Click here to download the form. Once you have completed both forms please return them to your depot delegate who will forward them onto the head office or you can simply email them […] Read More »

Jun 25

Driver training: union has massive safety win

In a massive win for safety, the RTBU has successfully fought to get State Transit to change its position on driver training. The STA is nearing the end of a three month trial of outsourcing its driver training to an external provider – a trial which the RTBU has had serious concerns about. STA was […] Read More »

Jun 25

Opposition vows to end ‘destructive privatisation scam’

The NSW Opposition has committed to putting an end to the privatisation of public assets, like our transport systems, saying the Liberal Government’s privatisation plans have delivered nothing but a rise in the cost of living for working families. In his Budget Reply speech this week, Opposition Leader Like Foley said Labor would end the […] Read More »

Jun 22

RTBU NSW Bus & Tram, State Budget response

Media Release, 19 June 2018 2000 new bus services figure is deceptive Tram and Bus Division President, Dave Woollams, said the budget announcement that Sydney will get an additional 2000 bus services is a classic case of smoke and mirrors. “What we’ve seen in the past is that this Transport Minister talks up new services, […] Read More »

Jun 22

The Australian: Sydney Light Rail budget doomed to blowout

The controversial Sydney Light Rail project is set to go over budget — whether or not the Spanish subcontractor Acciona wins its $1.2 billion claim against the Berejiklian government. While the job is only half-finished, the NSW government has already paid or committed close to the full $2.1bn estimated for its construction. The Australian can reveal […] Read More »

Jun 15

Union dues – 2018 fee change

All RTBU Tram and Bus Division members are advised that union dues will increase as of the first full pay period from 1st July 2018. The new rates that will be in effect as of 1st July 2018 are as follows: Bus & Tram                            […] Read More »

Jun 14

Inner West Courier: Fears over inner west bus shortage, mass cancellations forecast, as privatisation looms

By Heather McNab and David Barwell, read the full story here. A CRITICAL shortage of bus drivers will cause mass service cancellations and pose safety risks to commuters when bus privatisation comes into force in the inner west, a Transport for NSW insider has warned. Transit Systems, a privately operated bus company, needs to fill […] Read More »

Jun 13

RTBU Media Release: Privatisation drives most vulnerable off Newcastle’s buses

Newcastle’s disastrous new bus timetable has forced seniors and pensioners off our public transport, proving that the Transport Minister’s claims that privatisation would provide Newcastle residents with a ‘world-class transport system’ were complete rubbish. Opal figures released today show that seniors and pensioners have taken significantly fewer trips on Newcastle’s bus network, compared with the […] Read More »