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 14

Banning thugs on our public transport a good idea

Shadow Transport Minister Ryan Park is advocating for legislation which would ban thugs who commit serious offences on our transport networks from using these services. We think it’s a good idea. 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

NSW electricity network to axe thousands of jobs

The Electrical Trade Union and United Services Union are up in arms after electricity networks Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy have revealed plans to make over 2700 jobs redundant from September this year. Read More »

Jul 1

Life in the bus lane – Shadi Chamas

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

Jun 30

Brookvale staff “banding” together

Brought together by their shared love of live music, a number of Brookvale Depot staff have formed their own eight piece band and will play their first official gig together next month. Read More »

Jun 26

Excess Travelling Time Paid for Sundays

The Union can report and update members, that State Transit are now paying the Excess Travel Time for Sundays worked at another depot. This payment is being backdated 2 years. Read More »