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Sep 8

Know Your Rights – Shift Penalties

With Brett Peters… Shift Penalties. Section 34 Sub Section 34.3 For all time on duty between the hours of 5.00 pm and 7.00 am (other than on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) employees, except those employed on broken shifts, shall be paid 15% more than their ordinary rates. Read More »

Aug 24

Win for Light Rail workers

Last Friday an EA attendance  ballot was held at the  Pyrmont light rail depot. The result was a unanimous “YES”. Read More »

Jun 20

24hr light rail stoppage as drivers stop work over safety concerns

Light Rail services have stopped for 24hrs, between 12am Monday 20 June until 12am Tuesday 21 June. Read More »

Jun 16

Driver and passenger safety still not on Transdev wish list

A stop work meeting today saw Sydney’s light rail come to a halt as dozens of light rail drivers walked off the job to defend commuter safety as private operator Transdev attempts to push workers and carriages to breaking point as overcrowding grips the network. Read More »

Jun 10

Light Rail drivers forced to take action as Transdev puts passenger safety at risk

Light rail members unanimously voted to take protected industrial action in a protected action ballot last week. Read More »

Dec 10

NSW teachers reach new pay deal

After tough negotiations NSW teachers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new agreement which will deliver, amongst other things, the maximum annual increases allowable under state law – 2.27%, 2.0% and 2.15% – for the next three years. These increases would go up to 2.5% per annum if the NSW Government fails in its attempts […] Read More »

Dec 14

The Hot Topic

Dollars and sense at STA Tell us what is REALLY going to make STA more efficient. All members will be aware that STA CEO Peter Rowley has done a tour of depots trying to convince drivers to accept changes to the Enterprise Agreement he negotiated with drivers not one year ago – all in the […] Read More »

Dec 6

Looking back on 2012…

A Christmas message from Chris and Gary We can hardly believe it but here we are at the final edition of Bus Express for 2012. This year has proved that we have to be ever vigilant when it comes to protecting our rights at work. We have seen the Government enact wholesale cuts and outsourcing […] Read More »

Dec 6

Light Rail wins in 2012

Light Rail workers have stood strongly together to negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement that will see 18% pay rises over 4 years with no losses to working conditions. Members have long argued for pay rises that would bring wages in line with those of their counterparts in other cities and this outcome will go some […] Read More »

Nov 22

The Hot Topic

When good faith turns bad In 2011 the RTBU negotiated a new Enterprise Agreement with the State Transit Authority. Both parties came to the table in good faith to find an arrangement that would shape the next three years at STA. Both parties negotiated hard but in the end an agreement was put to members […] Read More »