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Jul 20

Opal fares up for review

After the NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance released details of the bus route upheaval to occur in Sydney from October, there was an immediate reaction from commuters. Now Opal fares are up for review. Read More »

Jul 17

Sydney bus chaos to start in October

The NSW Government has finally released its plans about bus route changes as construction for the George Street light rail ramps up in October – and we’re expecting chaos to ensue for both commuters and bus drivers. Read More »

Jul 15

True fighter Andy West slowly recovering

Popular RTBU Willoughby delegate Andy West has been engaged in a massive battle with cancer, which saw him hospitalised and in intensive care for nearly an entire month. Read More »

Jul 10

Lack of maternity uniform an issue for pregnant drivers

Driving a bus may be one of very few jobs which pregnant woman may choose to continue to do as their pregnancy advances. But there’s a lot more that STA could do to support pregnant woman and female staff members more generally. Read More »

Jul 3

Domestic violence victims need job security

Violence within families is occurring in epidemic proportions in Australia currently and it’s clear we need sweeping cultural and policy changes. Ensuring that workers can access specific leave for victims to deal with domestic violence is a small but important part of the solution. Read More »

Jul 1

Life in the bus lane

“I love my job. I like interacting with the people and Sydney is my office,” says Shadi Chamas, Kingsgrove Relief Read More »

Jun 14

Meet your local delegate – Peter Tsapepas

Why did you become involved in the union?
 I was elected at the end of 2014 and I got involved to defend the rights of the workers. Read More »

May 25

How do you score?

Road rules are frequently changing and no matter how many years you’ve been driving it’s always a good idea to check how you score on the driver knowledge test. Read More »

May 23

Opal readers costing the state a fortune

The Daily Telegraph has today reported that tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue has been accumulated since the Opal card machines were introduced – a cost that is ultimately going to be paid for by the state’s taxpayers. Read More »

May 1

RTBU members unite to stay off unsafe roads in wild weather

As Newcastle and the Hunter area battled cyclonic conditions last week, strong union leadership kept our members off unsafe roads. Read More »