Jun 1

Sydney bus passengers travel for free as drivers declare ‘fare-free day’

Bus passengers across large parts of Sydney are travelling for free after drivers and their union declared Thursday a “fare-free day”. In the latest escalation of an industrial battle between the Rail, Tram & Bus Union and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, the drivers’ union initiated the fare-free day to draw attention to the impending […] Read More »

Jun 1

Orders from the NSW Industrial Relations Commission for RTBU members – pdf version

Please read this Order from the NSW Industrial Relations Commission for the RTBU NSW and its members Read More »

Jun 1

Constance confirms further bus privatisation possible

The NSW government has not ruled out further privatisation of Sydney bus services, Transport Minister Andrew Constance says. Two weeks ago Mr Constance announced the NSW government would privatise bus services in the city’s inner west, resulting in angry drivers taking last-minute strike action which created commuter chaos during peak hours. Mr Constance says the […] Read More »

May 31

Bus services extended from Mona Vale to Newport for the incoming B-Line project

While Minister Constance sets about privatising bus services in Labor and Greens seats he happily extends the public services in Liberal seats. Read More »

May 30

Know your rights: Annual Leave

With Brett Peters… Career Break Section 54 54.5 Any employee who has completed at least one year’s service, who is regularly on shift work and/or public holidays, when proceeding on annual leave shall be paid a loading at the rate of 20% of the appropriate weekly wage rate prescribed under Part B, Table 1 of this […] Read More »

May 26

Important update for RTBU members on proceedings in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission

The RTBU and other unions have strongly condemned the actions of Transport Minister Andrew Constance in threatening and intimidating his dedicated and committed workforce. The unions told the Commission that members are demanding: an immediate halt to privatisation an apology from Andrew Constance and a four hour stop work mass meeting. Andrew Constance was missing […] Read More »

May 26

Uber buses: the Transport Minister is dreaming

Bus passengers in Sydney’s inner west may be able to summon smaller vehicles to pick them up on demand, according to Andrew Constance’s latest vision for a franchised bus operation in the area. But the bus union has rubbished the idea, saying on-demand buses are a fanciful notion for the inner city. RTBU Bus Division […] Read More »

May 26

The Liberals’ true hidden agenda revealed

An article in the AFR today reveals the true agenda behind the NSW Government’s bus privatisation plans: the full privatisation of all public transport in Australia. Read More »

May 26

NSW Government went after wrong bus drivers’ union

The NSW government has been lampooned after launching Supreme Court action against the wrong branch of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union following last week’s 24-hour bus strike. Read More »