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May 1

Tram and Bus Division marched tall on May Day

Sydney’s 2016 May Day March showcased the diversity and strength of our movement. This year’s celebration marks 125 years since Australia’s first May Day March held in 1891 by striking shearers at Barcaldine in Queensland. 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 »

Jul 21

Stop the China FTA – Rally 31 July

Tony Abbott’s free trade deal with China was negotiated in secret and it’s a bad deal for workers. It’s clear that Tony Abbott’s business mates are the winners, not ordinary working people. Read More »

Sep 9

Record number of bus drivers attend public sector rally

Hundreds of Sydney and Newcastle bus drivers turned out at yesterday’s public sector rally in the Domain, providing a good illustration of the level of anger among workers at the O’Farrell Governments IR legislation. Read More »

Aug 18

The Hot Topic

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 […] Read More »

Aug 16

Rally against O’Farrell Govt’s IR Laws – Sept 8

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 […] Read More »

Aug 9

Unions mass in Newcastle to protest IR laws

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 »

Jun 22

The Magnificent Seven

Community anger has been mounting over the NSW Government’s unfair state sector Industrial Relations laws, and Tram & Bus Division members have been front and centre at the public protests. Read More »

Jun 8

The Hot Topic

O’Farrell’s Law Hits Bus Drivers STA Bus Drivers have been left in limbo by the State Government’s public sector unfair IR laws, which have hit just as bus drivers and STA commence negotiations on a new Award. Read More »