The union will be visiting depots with the RTBU’s senior campaign officer Maryanne Stuart in the coming weeks to advise on the long-term strategy for dealing with the NSW government’s unfair wage policy.
Rally against O’Farrell government’s IR laws scheduled for Sept 8
Thousands are expected to rally on Thursday September 8 to send a strong message to the NSW government that they will not accept its unfair industrial relations laws.
The Sydney rally will be the last in a series held around the state demanding fairer wages and the return of an independent umpire to preside over industrial relations matters.
Every regional centre in the state has now participated in these rallies and now it is time to take the message straight to the government’s doorstep this September 8.
We want as many RTBU members to attend the rally as possible, and we want our protest to be strong and united. The RTBU will assemble at the Archibald Fountain at the Northern end of Hyde Park at 11am to join the march as a united RTBU presence behind the union banner, and with RTBU flags in hand. Download the flyer here.
Join RTBU members and other unions on September 8 in a massive protest against the O’Farrell Government industrial relations laws and attacks on public sector workers.
We want as many RTBU members to attend the rally as possible, and we want our protest to be strong and united. The RTBU will assemble at the Archibald Fountain at the Northern end of Hyde Park at 11am to join the march as a united RTBU presence behind the union banner, and with RTBU flags in hand.
Delegates and members joined forces with hundreds of other angry union members to protest the O’Farrell government’s unfair public sector wages policy at a lunchtime rally in the centre of Newcastle on Friday 29 July. Read more »
Union members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of an initial 2.5% pay increase back dated to the 12th of June, as the Bus Division gears up for further negotiations.
Members were asked in a secret ballot on the 1st of August whether they would accept the interim wage offer of 2.5% for now whilst the RTBU continues to negotiate for employee related cost savings above and beyond the 2.5%. Read more »
The RTBU is pleased to announce a successful outcome in a conciliation case at the commission the NSW Industrial Relations Commission on June 22.
The bus operator is now back on the job after several months off work.
The new State Industrial Relations laws have passed into law.
Pay rises for State Government workers are now capped at 2.5 per cent – below the level of inflation – with any additonal wage rises are now tied to productivity (cost savings).
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