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Sep 19

24hr public transport coming to Sydney?

More night bus services and longer hours for Sydney Bus drivers could be on the agenda as the NSW Government considers plans to extend public transport operating hours until 4am on Friday and Saturday nights sometime in the next 12 months. Read More »

Apr 15

Information Session leaves questions unanswered

Five months after the first announcement that public transport in Newcastle faced privatisation, Transport for NSW have finally met with workers. Read More »

Mar 11

Like father, like son: Mike Baird continues fathers bid to end public buses

The more things change, the more things stay the same. We look on all the advances that our community has made in the last 25 years and think back to the days before mobile phones, email, flat screen televisions, and GPS. Society has grown and changed. Read More »

Dec 3

Union pressure breaks Baird’s back

The big win for the Union following the rally in Newcastle was a very public statement about the future of the privatisation. Mike Baird left the comfort of his lunch at Newcastle City Hall to address the gathering of more than 600 unionists and concerned locals. Bowing to the pressure, Baird was forced to admit […] Read More »

Dec 2

Union stands against Baird’s grubby deal on Newcastle Buses

Mike Baird’s decision to privatise Newcastle’s public transport system is a grubby deal that will cost jobs and leave Newcastle commuters short-changed, according to the RTBU. Branch Assistant Secretary, Dave Woollams today told a community rally in Newcastle to keep pressuring the Baird Government to change its decision and to keep bus and ferry services […] Read More »

Nov 18

Unionists protest over privatisation

In a slap in the face to workers who may not have a job next year, Premier Mike Baird will be hosting a $175 fundraising lunch in Newcastle. Workers whose jobs are at imminent risk as a result of the State Government’s move to privatise essential services in Newcastle are calling on the Premier to […] Read More »

Nov 12

Getting from A to B not for private profit, writes Faruqi

THE NSW government has again shown it doesn’t care about evidence, consultation or the long-term sustainability of our state’s second-largest city, writes Mehreen Faruqi MLC in the Newcastle Herald. Click here to read the full article.     Read More »

Aug 4

Newcastle rail line protest in Maitland

The RTBU Tram and Bus Division joined members and concerned residents in Maitland last week to call on the NSW Premier to reverse the State Government’s ridiculous decision to rip up valuable rail infrastructure that delivers passengers directly into the Newcastle CBD. Regional communities across Australia are crying out for the kind of rail infrastructure Newcastle is lucky […] Read More »