Aug 17

RTBU National and NSW Branch Elections 2018, Candidates Information for Members

Please click here to download the RTBU National and NSW Branch Elections 2018 Candidates Information for Members. Read More »

Aug 14

Media release: Service cuts and no new jobs: the reality of Constance’s Bondi bus announcement

Commuters from some of Sydney’s eastern suburbs will have their direct city services cut and face longer waits for services into the city under the Transport Minister’s new ‘Bondi bus’ plans. Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Bus Division Secretary, Chris Preston said the recent announcement of increased bendy bus 333 services to and from […] Read More »

Aug 7

Bussies for Bales!

Checkout the great fundraiser that our members in Newcastle are getting involved in. The Bussies for Bales fundraiser is an initiative started by a Newcastle bus driver, John Wagner to assist our drought affected farmers around the state. The donations will go towards purchasing bales of hay to feed the starving animals. Chris Preston, RTBU […] Read More »

Aug 7

Inspecting Canberra’s new trams

On Monday July 30, we were out inspecting Canberra’s new trams and chatting to our new drivers ahead of LRV’s taking the tracks. The Government expect drivers to be on the tracks and transporting passengers by the end of the year. Dave Woollams, RTBU NSW Bus & Tram Division President said “It was fantastic to meet […] Read More »

Jul 31

Media Release: Sydney buses running on empty, taxpayer money wasted

 The NSW Government’s ‘on-demand’ buses are proving to be the failure bus drivers warned they would be, with figures revealed in June showing the exact cost to taxpayers: $180 per passenger, per trip. Reports today in the Sydney Morning Herald further vindicate warnings by the union that Sydney’s ‘on-demand’ buses would be a complete waste of taxpayer money. Rail, Tram and Bus Union […] Read More »

Jul 20

Newcastle Light Rail recruits – make sure you join the RTBU

You may have seen in the news that Keolis Downer is recruiting staff for the Newcastle Light Rail as it nears completion.   The company is seeking to fill 20 fill time positions for light rail drivers and control staff. The RTBU will cover workers in both of these roles, working to ensure they get […] Read More »

Jul 20

ACTU Congress: Change the Rules

Your RTBU Bus & Tram Divisional President Dave Woollams, and Secretary Chris Preston, joined union representatives from across the country this week for the ACTU’s National Congress which was themed: Change the Rules!   The Congress – which is the latest and most important gathering of Australian unions – was a fantastic opportunity for unions […] Read More »

Jul 10

RTBU forces ALP to commit to ending privatisation

The RTBU has helped pressure the NSW ALP into ruling out any further privatisation of public assets, including our public transport systems. Following a strong anti-privatisation campaign by the RTBU in Newcastle and Region 6 and strong lobbying from the union, NSW Opposition leader, Luke Foley, pledged at the party’s recent state conference that the […] Read More »

Jun 29

Region 6 Members, Please update your details

 The RTBU requires you to fill out new union payroll & traffic fund deduction forms due to the change of employer in region 6. Click here to download the form. Once you have completed both forms please return them to your depot delegate who will forward them onto the head office or you can simply email them […] Read More »

Jun 25

Driver training: union has massive safety win

In a massive win for safety, the RTBU has successfully fought to get State Transit to change its position on driver training. The STA is nearing the end of a three month trial of outsourcing its driver training to an external provider – a trial which the RTBU has had serious concerns about. STA was […] Read More »