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May 24

The Australian: Premier’s team short by $600m on light rail costs

In The Australian by Andrew Clennell  Gladys Berejiklian’s then department was informed in mid-2014 that the cost of ripping up and ­moving powerlines in George Street for the Sydney light rail project was as high as $700 million — but factored in just $100m when the now NSW Premier ­announced months later that the project […] Read More »

Oct 25

Minister assigns Kings Cross security but more needed

Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian has responded to the RTBU’s demands for increased security on bus services, by committing to security on new all night services from Kings Cross. The RTBU wrote to the Minister following a number of assaults on bus drivers, requesting increased security on buses, particularly at night. Read More »

Sep 25

Union calls for increased security on bus services

The RTBU has written to the Transport Minister following another two brutal assaults on bus drivers in the last week. The union is demanding increased security on services at night particularly in party hot spots such as the city and Kings Cross to help protect drivers from aggressive, alcohol fueled passengers. You can watch news […] Read More »

Sep 25

Bus diver safety must be a priority in Kings Cross fix-it

The callous assault of yet another bus driver over the weekend highlights what drivers have long known. We need increased security for public transport drivers on late night services from Kings Cross and in the city. The State Government’s proposals to introduce more public transport between 1am and 4am will put even more bus and […] Read More »

Aug 16

Workers must be consulted on new trams

The Minister for Transport has announced a $20 million contract for the supply of new trams to run on the Inner West Light Rail Extension. The RTBU is pleased to see the government recognise the need for new rolling stock on our tram network and welcomes this announcement. In the past, however, all new trams […] Read More »

Jun 5

Wynyard Transit Shop closure has drivers seeing red

The closure of the Transit Shop inside Wynyard station, just off Carrington Street is causing chaos for drivers in the area. The shop was shut down about eight weeks ago after an OH&S check by WorkCover revealed an unsafe airconditioning system. State Transit maintains it is not their problem – it’s up to RailCorp to […] Read More »

Jun 4

Union will fight to keep buses in public hands

Following news reports in the Sun Herald on Sunday 3 June that the state government could hand government buses to the private sector , the RTBU Bus and Tram Division released the below statement to the media, vowing to fight to keep State Transit in public hands: Privatising buses leaves passengers stranded A sell off of the […] Read More »

May 31

The Hot Topic

Let’s make sure we are ready  After the Kingsgrove BBQ the RTBU recently held, we received a great letter from one of our members. It said: Gary hi, Thank you to you, Chris & David for coming to our depot & extending a very welcome gesture through a simple BBQ. I think we have made […] 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 1

Briefing scheduled for STA’s Western Sydney bus members

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian has today announced that STA’s Western Sydney Buses contract to operate the Liverpool to Parramatta T-way will be transferred to a private operator. The full details of this announcement and implications for drivers have not yet been made available. STA CEO Peter Rowley has advised the union that he will be […] Read More »