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Jun 23

Update: Casuals/Part Timer Broken Dispute

The appeal lodged by STA against Justice Staff’s original decision, handed down on 6 December 2013, has now been concluded. The Union is now waiting on a decision from the Full Bench of the Industrial Relations Commission. This could take several months and members will be notified as soon as it is handed down. Read More »

May 8

NSW wages cap includes super, appeal court rules

The NSW Government has had a victory in its long-running battle to include compulsory superannuation increases within the 2.5% public sector pay ceiling after the State’s Court of Appeal quashed last year’s IRC ruling that the wages cap only applied to Commission-awarded increases. The State successfully argued that if it incurred employee costs in passing […] Read More »

Feb 27

Bus Express TV – February 27

Check out the first edition of Bus Express TV for 2014. This week Chris Preston and Gary Way give us an update on the IRC hearing into broken and casual shifts, roster changes and the Inner West tram line. They also look forward to hear directly from members as the depot BBQs fire up again. Read More »

Dec 3

Hearings complete in STA dispute

On Friday 29 November the Bus and Tram Division returned to the Industrial Relations Commission to complete hearings for its dispute with STA over over unlimited use of casuals and part-time broken shifts. The Bus and Tram Division is confident it has put a strong case during the hearings and wishes to thank it’s lawyers, […] Read More »

Nov 19

STA dispute: drivers have their day in court

Drivers crowded the court at the Industrial Relations Commission on Thursday last week to hear the opening address from the Bus and Tram Division defending their working conditions from STA attack. Members will be vary aware of STA’s attempts to introduce casuals to work vacant shifts and part time, broken shifts to reduce overtime payments […] Read More »

May 30

Union forces State Transit to install signage on slow bendy buses

STA has written to the RTBU committing to put signage in place on the inside and outside of buses by COB Friday that explains the speed limits recently imposed on bendy buses. As you will be aware, STA imposed a 50km/h speed limit on approximately 150 three-door Volvo bendy buses – mainly metro buses – after […] 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 »