Jun 24

Newcastle industrial action brings TfNSW back to the table

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. Read More »

Jun 22

Safety too high a price for Government in Newcastle Light Rail deal

The lack of important safety features on Newcastle’s new light rail cars has raised concerns that the NSW Government is trying to cut costs at the expense of passenger safety. Read More »

Jun 21

Treasurer hands down NSW Budget

The NSW Government has today handed down its 2016/17 budget. While public transport does get a boost, from a transport perspective it is very road heavy, with $2.9 billion set aside for West Connex alone. Read More »

Jun 20

24hr light rail stoppage as drivers stop work over safety concerns

Light Rail services have stopped for 24hrs, between 12am Monday 20 June until 12am Tuesday 21 June. Read More »

Jun 16

Driver and passenger safety still not on Transdev wish list

A stop work meeting today saw Sydney’s light rail come to a halt as dozens of light rail drivers walked off the job to defend commuter safety as private operator Transdev attempts to push workers and carriages to breaking point as overcrowding grips the network. Read More »

Jun 16

Newcastle Herald: Newcastle bus drivers don Hawaiian shirts for privatisation protest

Newcastle Buses – the blue and white state government buses – are likely to be run by the same private sector operator as the proposed Newcastle light rail under plans being promoted by the Baird government. Read More »

Jun 15

Election Notice – Brookvale Depot

The AEC will be conducting an election for the position of Sub-Divisional Representative on Divisional Committee for the Brookvale Depot. For full details, please click here. Read More »

Jun 14

Waiting for answers no holiday as drivers put on their Hawaiian shirts

In an act of frustration, Newcastle Bus drivers have refused to wear their uniforms and instead chose to wear brightly coloured Hawaiian shirts to protest the lack of information provided by TfNSW about just what the sell off of services will mean for workers. Read More »

Jun 10

Light Rail drivers forced to take action as Transdev puts passenger safety at risk

Light rail members unanimously voted to take protected industrial action in a protected action ballot last week. Read More »

Jun 10

Know Your Rights – Part time Bus Operator

with Brett Peters… Section 12. Permanent Part-Time Bus Operator Read More »