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May 23

Sydney buses: One-in-10 services regularly late in some suburbs

Sydney’s commuters are suffering because of poor timetabling and under resourcing by this NSW Government. RTBU NSW Bus & Tram Division President, Dave Woollams said, “Minister Constance’s greedy privatisation scheme is only going to make Sydney’s bus congestion worse. We’ve already seen the plans to slash Inner-West bus stops when Transit Systems begins on July 1 this year, and there’s […] Read More »

May 23

Gladys Berejik­lian sets 18-month deadline to fix congestion woes

This story comes from a Government who are already running far behind schedule and soaring over budget on every project that they get their hands on. Chris Preston, RTBU NSW Bus & Tram Division Secretary said, “This is just an attempt to convince voters that the NSW Liberal Government is doing something about our shocking congestion here in Sydney. But […] Read More »

May 16

Newcastle debate in Parliament, tomorrow. Join us

On Thursday, State Parliament will be debating the disastrous new Newcastle bus timetable, again. All bus drivers and supporters are invited to join us at NSW Parliament at 4pm on Thursday 17 May to hear first-hand what privatisation has done to Newcastle’s bus system. A petition opposing the timetable changes implemented by the Keolis Downer […] Read More »

May 11

May Day Sydney photos

  On Sunday May 6th, members from the RTBU NSW gathered with workers from across the state to rally for workers rights, and to #ChangeTheRules RTBU Bus & Tram Division Secretary, Chris Preston, said “The RTBU’s marching squad was buzzing with energy, as we chanted and rallied down the streets of Sydney. The whole CBD heard us […] Read More »

Apr 30

Newcastle May Day rally photos

Thank you to everyone who came along and marched with us over the weekend at the Newcastle May Day rally. Chris Preston, RTBU NSW Bus & Tram Division Secretary said “This year’s annual May Day rallies are not to be missed. Rain, hail or shine. As a workforce we need to stand up and fight back […] Read More »

Apr 26

ABC: Sydney’s light rail is one year behind schedule

It’s no surprise to us that this Government have completely bungled Sydney’s light rail project in the same way they bungle everything else. This NSW Government is completely incapable of managing our transport network. Whether it’s buses, trains, or the light rail project – Constance and the NSW Government can’t seem to get it right. […] Read More »

Apr 20

Media Release: Finally. New Newcastle bus timetable long overdue

Any new bus timetable in Newcastle must be drafted in consultation with the community and drivers, the RTBU said today.   Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Tram and Bus Division President, Dave Woollams, said that news today that Keolis Downer will change its problem-ridden timetable is very welcomed, albeit it long overdue.   However, […] Read More »

Apr 12

Absurd rant from Andrew Constance on Newcastle buses

In an absurd rant in today’s Newcastle Herald, Andrew Constance claims to have ‘rescued’ the Newcastle bus and transport system (by flogging it off) and ‘rescued the city too.’ Newcastle bus drivers and commuters know that Constance is off his rocker with these delusional claims. If the Newcastle bus privatisation has been such a success […] Read More »

Apr 11

May Day – South Coast information

May Day Toast 6:00pm Friday, 4 May 2018 at Wollongong City Diggers Club, Church St, Tickets: $25 concession and $45 for full waged. RSVP to by Wednesday 25th April. All payments to: The South Coast May Day Committee.   May Day March 10:00am Saturday, 5 May 2018, Assemble 10am at Lowden Square, Wollongong  (Outside the Trade Union Centre – Opposite Wollongong […] Read More »

May 18

Great turnout at Bus Division press conference!

There was a fantastic turn out at the RTBU Bus Division media conference on Thursday morning. A big thank you to all of our members who came and a special thank you to members of other unions who turned out in support. Read More »