The Union is pleased to advise that the long running Uniform Dispute has been resolved.
All permanent bus operators will now receive $350.00 cash payment into their bank account in October 2012, for the purchase of their work uniform.
The allowance will continue to be paid on an annual basis from here on in.
The Union would like to thank all members who supplied information to their local delegates for this case. It would also like to extend a special thank you to the two bus operators whose claims were used in the court case, one member from Kingsgrove and the other from North Sydney. Without membership involvement like this, successful outcomes such as this are rarely achieved.
The Union also thanks the Union Solicitors, Slater and Gordon for their hard work on this case.
Negotiations are set to continue with Veolia after Light Rail employees voted to reject a 3% pay increase and a roll over of the current EA.
The Bus and Tram Division has already set new dates for meetings with management where they will put forward the ongoing concerns of members.
We will keep you up to date as these negotiations continue.
At a recent special meeting of the Divisional Executive where EVERY DEPOT was represented, it was decided unanimously to endorse the 3.25% wage deal negotiated between the Union and State Transit.
As you would be aware the Division has been in talks with STA for some months now to finalise the EA after an interim agreement was reached in August.
At that time members voted overwhelmingly in favour of an initial 2.5% pay increase back dated to the 12th of June while the Division continued its work for a more reasonable offer.
Your union was determined to deliver a fairer outcome for members after the 2.5% wages cap was imposed on all NSW public sector workers by the new state government.
The offer of a 3.25% pay increase delivers an increase well above this wage cap. 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 »
Our Log of Claims for the new Award has been lodged with STA. Now that our current agreement has expired, STA is able to provide a formal response and intensive negotiations over the Log of Claims have begun.
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