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Nov 19

Update on O’Farrell’s new tramway

Plans for the roll out of O’Farrell’s new tramway, including how long it will take to build, are solidifying daily. Check out the latest details reported in the Daily Telegraph here. Read More »

Nov 12

Union slams unfair fees for “Working With Children Check”

RTBU Bus and Tram Division President Gary Way, stood up at Unions NSW last night to register his concern over the impact of charging workers to undergo the “Working with Children Check”. In a move the union is labelling a cash grab from the O’Farrell Government, public sector workers who require the check will now […] Read More »

Sep 19

RTBU joins Ryde community protest against education cuts

On Tuesday RTBU representatives, including Divisional President Gary Way, joined the Ryde Community Union Alliance to protest outside Ryde MP Victor Dominello’s electorate office against the O’Farrell government’s cuts to education. Unions NSW Secretary Mark Lennon addressed the protesters touching on   particular concerns for the area including cuts to Ryde and Meadowbank TAFE and the abolition of […] Read More »

Aug 29

This is what the Premier wants to do to your pay and conditions

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported on its front page that at least 80,000 NSW public sector workers are set to lose salary benefits and conditions in the O’Farrell government’s latest attack on workers. Long fought for conditions are set to be slashed from 98 Awards, including annual leave loading, penalties for shift workers, allowances for […] Read More »

Jun 28

Unions must fight new workers’ compensation laws

Following catastrophic changes to workers’ compensation laws the Tram and Bus Division of the RTBU would support a statewide stoppage (general strike) if and when Unions NSW calls for such action, says Divisional President Gary Way. This is an issue that affects every worker in the state and a general strike together with a fierce […] Read More »

Jun 13

Unions unite against work cover cuts

Workers from across the state turned out in the thousands on Wednesday to protest against the O’Farrell Government’s attack on hard-won workers compensation rights and entitlements. The government’s proposed changes include workers losing protection on their way to and from work, the capping of medical expenses and Compensation being cut off after two-and-a-half years, regardless […] Read More »

May 28

Union stands strong against government attacks

The Tram and Bus Division Committee has unanimously passed a motion to support all RTBU members facing aggressive reforms from the O’Farrell government. The announcements last week to slash 750 jobs and restructure RailCorp is just the latest initiative from a government which continues to show its contempt for the rights of workers. Our union […] 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 »

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 »

Dec 7

A Christmas message from Chris and Gary

Welcome to the final edition of Bus Express for 2011. It has been a big year for everyone in the Bus and Tram Division. We took up our new positions as President and Secretary at an important time for members. With a change of State Government, and a new Award to negotiate, we had to […] Read More »