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Sep 21

Thank you and farewell to Divisional President Gary Way

Sadly, Divisional President Gary Way will be leaving the RTBU in early October. We asked Gary to reflect on his career with the union. Read More »

Oct 18

Bus goes up in flames on Oxford St

The back of a bus caught fire yesterday morning while it was travelling along Oxford St into the city carrying 30 passengers. This incident is reminiscent of the explosion of a gas bus last year which prompted the union to call for increased safety measures on gas buses to protect drivers and passengers. On site […] Read More »

Aug 24

Government dragging its feet on gas bus safety measures

One year after a gas bus exploded in Hillsdale, prompting drivers to pull them all off the roads, promised safety measures for the buses have not yet been implemented. STA said it would oversee the installation of fire suppression systems for each gas bus, but not one has been installed. RTBU officials were called bullies […] Read More »

Jul 11

Union action delivers for gas bus safety

Last week the Office of Transport Safety Investigations released its report on the investigation into the gas bus that caught fire when specialing back to the Port botany depot. The incident saw drivers pull all gas buses off the roads to ensure the safety of commuters and drivers. RTBU welcomes the release of the report, which […] Read More »

Jan 24

Brisbane gas bus explosion prompts immediate action

All Brisbane gas buses were taken off the road over the weekend following a gas explosion at Virginia bus depot. The move provides a further example of the good sense NSW drivers showed last year in taking buses off the roads, after footage came to light showing a gas bus exploding on the road. Unlike the NSW […] Read More »

Nov 7

Happiness is a safe bus

Swift action taken by drivers over safety issues associated with gas-powered buses has forced STA to acknowledge the problem and take the necessary steps to fix it. The Bus Division appeared today before the Industrial Relations Commission to bring an end to drivers’ dispute with State Transit Authority over safety on gas powered buses. Read More »

Oct 25

Gas bus action vindicated

Last week bus drivers took a strong stand for workplace safety, after video footage came to light showing a dangerous explosion on a gas-powered STA bus in July. Because of your actions, STA was forced to finally start taking the issue seriously – after months of assuring drivers that everything was fine. Yesterday drivers were […] Read More »

Oct 21

Unions show support for drivers standing up for safety

Last night at a meeting at Unions NSW the Bus Division tabled a letter, explaining the action that drivers took this week to ensure their safety and the safety of passengers after video footage came to light showing a gas powered bus exploding near Port Botany. The letter stated that: “On Tuesday bus drivers took […] Read More »

Oct 19

Emerging pattern of cover-ups reveals where true bastardry lies

Action taken yesterday by bus drivers has finally forced STA to take the safety of drivers and the travelling public seriously. After a video, brought forward by a whistleblower member of the public, exposed just how dangerous the recent explosion of a gas-powered bus was, the Industrial Relations Commission ordered STA to report back on […] Read More »