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Jun 3

Media Release: Commuters suffer as privatisation takes its toll on inner-west buses

It is clear that decisions from the NSW Government to privatise buses have only resulted in disaster for Sydney’s public transport system. New figures in today’s Sydney Morning Herald reveal that privatisation in Region 6 has led to a decrease in on-time running. Here’s a media release the Tram and Bus Division released today in […] Read More »

May 16

NSW Government begins trial of self-steering buses

Safety needs to be the number one priority when it comes to our transport systems. As the Government tries to push ahead with plans to create driverless buses, your union spoke to the media about the importance of the drivers role in keeping commuters and pedestrians safe. Click here to watch the story on Channel […] Read More »

Apr 12

Bus and tram members rally to #ChangeTheRules

Australian workers right around the country attended a range of rallies on Wednesday April 10th to protest against the Federal Government’s atrocious leadership and their treatment of the Australian workforce. Under this Federal Government wage growth has hit an all-time low, industrial laws protecting workers have been eroded to the ground, and penalty rates have […] Read More »

Apr 1

Council steps up as state government axes local bus service in Newcastle

As the government prepares to axe Newcastle’s park and ride service, Newcastle Council has stepped up and announced they will fund the service for a further month, in hope that it buys more time to convince the state government to keep the important and valued local service. The Tram and Bus Division believe the axing […] Read More »

Mar 21

Media Release: Park and ride axing: NSW Government attacks Newcastle commuters once again 

The NSW Government’s decision to axe the Newcastle park-and-ride bus service is the latest in a long list of attacks the NSW Government has made on Newcastle commuters. The service carries commuters from McDonald Jones Stadium to the city each morning and returns again in the afternoon. Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) NSW Tram and Bus […] Read More »

Mar 5

Newcastle Herald: Opinion piece from RTBU Tram & Bus Secretary

Click here to read the opinion piece, A timetable for failure,  by RTBU Bus & Tram Secretary, David Babineau in the Newcastle Herald.   A timetable for failure While the Premier and Transport Minister have been in Newcastle recently, cutting ribbons and talking up the positive difference they’ve made to transport in the region; commuters are […] Read More »

Feb 18

Commuters forced to pay for inferior service as fare free zone lifted & Commuters reminded to respect drivers  

On Monday February 18, the RTBU spoke to the media in Newcastle to remind customers to take out their frustrations with the Government’s removal of the fare free zone on the Transport Minister, not drivers. This NSW Government have run Newcastle transport to the ground and it’s commuters who are having to pay the price […] Read More »

Feb 8

Media Release: Newcastle commuters continue to suffer from bungled transport projects

Transport workers are slamming the NSW Government over a revelation that Newcastle’s new trams will be running only every 10-15 minutes from day one, instead of every 7 and a half minutes as promised.   The Rail Tram and Bus Union’s Tram and Bus Division Secretary, David Babineau, said “It is absolutely disgraceful that workers […] Read More »

Jan 29

Bus tragedy in Kingsgrove

Our thoughts go out to everyone impacted by the bus tragedy in Kingsgrove overnight, particularly the family of the two men whose lives were cut short. While investigations are still ongoing, it is alleged that the driver of the bus caused a crash on Monday night that took the lives of two scooter riders. This […] Read More »

Jan 29

RTBU Media Release: Transport workers question unaccounted $84 million

Today transport workers are asking the NSW Government to explain exactly why there has been an additional $84 million of taxpayer money awarded to a private company for their transport network, as reported in the Newcastle Herald today.   The Rail Tram and Bus Union’s Tram and Bus Division Secretary, David Babineau, said that this […] Read More »