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Oct 24

More NSW transport blowouts as northern beaches bus project cost doubles

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: The cost of a planned bus corridor through Sydney’s lower north shore and northern beaches has almost doubled after government authorities neglected to consider the cost of buying land. The bus service to the northern beaches – once called “Bus Rapid Transit” but, with services not expected to be particularly […] Read More »

Oct 21

Fair Work ratifies Transdev back-pay for 90 tram workers

Fair Work ratifies Transdev back-pay for 90 tram workers The Rail Tram and Bus Union Bus, Tram Division, have had their 10-month long struggle to negotiate fair pay and conditions for the Tram workers at Pyrmont, vindicated in the Fair Work Commission The Fair Work Commission (FWC) ratified the agreement on the 19th of October […] Read More »

Oct 19

Sophie Cotsis meets with RTBU Busies ahead of by-election

Labor Candidate for Canterbury, Sophie Cotsis met with David Woollams (Divisional President) and Chris Preston (Divisional Secretary) and off duty bus drivers at the Kingsgrove Depot this week. The Hon. Sophie Cotsis wanted to talk to workers in her electorate ahead of the regarding upcoming Bi Election in Canterbury, which will be held on 12th November, […] Read More »

Oct 17

Election Notice for National and NSW vacant positions

Special notice to RTBU members: Election for National branch and NSW branch vacant positions The attached information has been received from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) regarding the election for NSW branch vacant positions. Nominations must be in writing and comply with the Organisation’s registered rules, may be made at any time from 9am on […] Read More »

Oct 7

Baird Government must immediately repay up to $31 million dollars it’s swindled from commuters

The Baird Government must immediately repay up to $31 million dollars it’s swindled from commuters through its fault ridden Opal system. Documents obtained under the Government Information and Privacy Act (GIPA) show that millions of public transport users in NSW have been overcharged because of faulty Opal card readers or people forgetting to tap off. […] Read More »

Oct 5

RTBU Tram and Bus Division BBQ’s back on!

RTBU Tram and Bus Division member BBQ’s have started again with Burwood Depot being first cab off the rank. Tram and Bus Division Secretary Chris Preston and David Woollams are intending to head out to other depots in the near future. Keep your eyes open for notices letting members know when your depot’s BBQ will be […] Read More »

Oct 1

Sydney buses losing millions due to Opal failure

President of the RTBU Tram and Bus Division David Woollams told 7 News that bus drivers have given up reporting the faults, because there are just so many. “This is Sydney’s public transport give-away, there’s millions of dollars of free rides given away to commuters,” said Mr Woollams. The 7 News investigation found Sydney buses are […] Read More »

Sep 29

New Surry Hills light rail unveiled

The first glimpse of the Surry Hills light rail was unveiled this week. The 12km line now being built from Circular Quay will terminate at Kingsford and is expected to be operating by early 2019. Work is under way at the bottom of Devonshire St near Central Station and on Anzac Pde near Kensington. The […] Read More »

Sep 28

Bus Driver a Humble Hero

The bus driver that quickly acted to get all his passengers off an STA bus that was a burning inferno in standstill taffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, has humbly said “I’m no hero.” But passengers who made it safely off the bus told Channel 7 News that Thomas Parker’s fast acting work was nothing short of […] Read More »

Sep 16

Driver hailed a ‘hero’ after Sydney Harbour Bridge bus fire

9 News A bus driver has been hailed a hero after he put his life on the line to get his passengers to safety when his bus caught fire on the Sydney Harbour Bridge yesterday. Passengers told 9NEWS they owe their lives to Thomas Parker’s quick-thinking after the bus burst into flames. “We all owe our […] Read More »