Expanding the light rail network will help cut congestion and improve mobility in the Sydney CBD, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).
RTBU Bus and Tram Division Secretary Chris Preston today said, however, the light rail network should be designed to complement bus service – not to compete with them. Read more »
Divisional Secretary Chris Preston and Divisional President Gary Way recently visited Veolia light rail (tram) staff to introduce themselves, to discuss the up-coming Log of Claims and to sign up any staff who wanted to become RTBU members.
The meeting was a huge success, with five new members signing up. RTBU officials will be going back to Veolia in about two weeks to report on the progress of the Log of Claims. Read more »
On Friday September 2, RTBU Bus and Tram Division Officers Chris Preston and David Woollams met with Luke Hayden and representatives from the Veolia Light Rail Division including, Mina Choi, Laura Benjamin, Paul Briggs, Patrick Fielding in order to formulate a log of claims before the current EA expires on October 31 this year.
The workshop was helpful in identifying several working conditions that need to be improved for staff such as sign on/off times, rosters and allowances. These are items that are standard in most Awards but are non-existent for members at Sydney Light Rail.
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