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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 »

Dec 9

Union campaign sways Newcastle Council against privatisation

State government plans to privatise the city’s public transport services have come under heavy fire from Newcastle council which has voted to oppose any such move. Thank you to all the members and delegates who turned up to show their support for protecting Newcastle Buses, including Brett Peters, Kelly Budden, and Leanne Holmes. The Newcastle Herald has […] Read More »

Dec 2

Noose tightens around Sydney as more streets close

As the Light Rail construction continues in Sydney, members will notice the ever-tightening noose around the with the closure of George Street, with more cars forced to use fewer streets, and buses working to new and unfamiliar timetables and routes. The next phase of the George Street closure began yesterday, putting even greater strain onto […] Read More »

Nov 20

Life in the bus lane – David Macdonald

Meet David Macdonald, Mona Vale delegate “I love the challenge of driving a big vehicle. I’m in total control and I’m good at it. I’ve been driving buses for nearly 25 years now and that time has gone in the blink of an eye. You get passengers in good moods and bad moods. I always tend […] Read More »

Nov 10

UNITED WE STAND – Sydney depots move to support Newcastle drivers.

Newcastle Buses will not stand alone as bus drivers from across Sydney have come to the aid of their northern comrades after State Liberal Government threats to privatise the publicly owned Newcastle bus and ferry network, putting at risk the jobs of 350 staff. Drivers at a dozen depots, representing thousands of union members, have […] Read More »

Nov 6

Taking the public out of public transport, says Newcastle Herald

The Newcastle Herald has today said what Transport Minister Andrew Constance refuses to say – that the NSW Government is privatising Newcastle Buses. Local services and local jobs will be under threat from this shock plan. Read the full article here. Read More »

Oct 29

Know Your Rights – Salary Sacrifice for Superannuation

This month Brett Peters explains your rights in relation to Salary Sacrifice for Superannuation. Read More »

Oct 24

Meet your local delegate – Mina Choi

Mina Choi is the newly elected delegate for Pyrmont. “I wanted to have a go at making a difference in the workplace. I’ve been working on the light rail for 13 years now..” Read More »

Oct 23

15 minute wait to turn at nightmare CBD intersection

Members who regularly drive on Bridge, Loftus, Gresham and Park Street near Circular Quay in Sydney’s CBD already know: this area is likely to be a major congestion hot spot once George Street finally closes. Read More »

Oct 21

Market St: Epicentre of road congestion

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting today that Market Street will be the ‘epicentre of the road congestion’ when George Street closes on Friday. Read More »