Yesterday saw a new round of industrial action in Newcastle, with drivers refusing to wear uniforms and not accepting fares from passengers.

This had the desired effect with the government calling the union early in the morning and agreeing to return to the table and speak with workers.

Thank you to all the drivers who took part by wearing their best sports outfit to work, and giving a fare free morning to commuters.  This sort of action makes passengers pay attention to our cause and opens discussions with the public about the poor treatment of workers by the government.

The union will be meeting with government next Tuesday, and we will be able to update members then.

See below for some of the coverage from the action.

Interview with Chris Preston on ABC Newcastle

Interview with Chris Preston on 2HD

 

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