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Dec 14

Transport masterplan released

The NSW government released its long awaited transport masterplan two days ago just yesterday with plans to introduce light rail services from the city out to Randwick and down George St. RTBU Secrteary Alex Claassens responded to the plan saying the Government’s commitment to additional public transport in the masterplan was welcome but the detail and […] Read More »

May 28

Union stands strong against government attacks

The Tram and Bus Division Committee has unanimously passed a motion to support all RTBU members facing aggressive reforms from the O’Farrell government. The announcements last week to slash 750 jobs and restructure RailCorp is just the latest initiative from a government which continues to show its contempt for the rights of workers. Our union […] Read More »

May 16

RTBU goes in to battle for members’ rights

This week your union sent a strong message to the Minister for Transport that any attack on workers rights is unacceptable. The NSW Government has announced they will be offering 750 voluntary redundancies in RailCorp middle management, splitting RailCorp into two entities Sydney Rail and NSW Rail, and introducing a new management regime for cleaners. […] Read More »

May 3

Your ideas submitted to the Transport Masterplan

Ideas put forward by drivers on how to improve Sydney buses formed part of the RTBU’s final submission to the NSW Long-Term Transport Masterplan. RTBU Branch Secretary Alex Claassens launched the submission at an event attended by Chris Preston and Gary Way at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts on Tuesday.  “Everyone has a theory […] Read More »

Feb 6

Sydney Morning Herald attacks rail workers

Last week the Sydney Morning Herald ran an editorial attacking rail workers, and backing calls for station staff and train guards to be sacked. RTBU Branch Secretary Alex Claassens sent a letter of response to the newspaper, but the gutless newspaper refused to publish it. Read More »

Sep 8

Funding for public transport infrastructure ‘half the picture’

The State Budget contained funding for a number of bus and tram projects, but this investment will be wasted if there are not enough workers to run services. RTBU (NSW) Secretary Alex Claassens said 350 jobs were being cut to ‘back office’ staff in transport agencies, but the State Government had not announced any new […] Read More »