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Aug 27

Melbourne tram drivers strike

RTBU tram drivers in Melbourne have been forced to take strike action today to resolve a dispute with their employer Yarra Trams over pay and conditions. 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 »

May 2

Pay rise delivered on time

Contrary to rumours, the pay increase due on the 15th April 2012 was delivered on time without delay. This pay rise comes despite the O’Farrell government’s unfair wage policy that caps any increase at 2.5 per cent unless employees can demonstrate cost offsets. The paper work for this pay rise had to be approved by […] Read More »

Dec 6

Christmas and New Year penalty payment rates released

STA have released a memo outlining the penalty payments drivers will receive over the Christmas and New Year period. Penalty Payments Christmas 2011 Saturday 24/12/11 (Christmas Eve) Normal Saturday Rates apply. All shifts commencing on this day will be paid time and a half up to 8’15” then double time. Shifts commencing Saturday and finishing […] Read More »

Nov 23

The Hot Topic

Strong voter turn out a sign of union strength The Bus Division would like to thank everyone that came out to vote in the recent ballot for drivers on the new EA. It was great to see a strong turn out and great to see strong support within the membership for the offer negotiated with […] Read More »

Nov 18

Bus drivers vote overwhelmingly for a better deal

Bus drivers have voted overwhelming in favour of a 3.25 per cent annual pay rise from State Transit Authority (STA) after a ballot of drivers across all fourteen depots. The offer was put to drivers yesterday, and over 75% per cent of members voted to accept it – a barnstorming result! Read More »

Nov 2

Strong Delegate Support for Pay Deal

At a recent special meeting of the Divisional Executive where EVERY DEPOT was represented, it was decided unanimously to endorse the 3.25% wage deal negotiated between the Union and State Transit. As you would be aware the Division has been in talks with STA for some months now to finalise the EA after an interim […] Read More »

Sep 9

Record number of bus drivers attend public sector rally

Hundreds of Sydney and Newcastle bus drivers turned out at yesterday’s public sector rally in the Domain, providing a good illustration of the level of anger among workers at the O’Farrell Governments IR legislation. Read More »

Aug 23

IR laws update at depots

The union will be visiting depots with the RTBU’s senior campaign officer Maryanne Stuart in the coming weeks to advise on the long-term strategy for dealing with the NSW government’s unfair wage policy. Read More »

Aug 22

Drivers back paid as talks continue

The new interim Bus Operator Award was ratified last Friday, August 19, before Justice Staff at the industrial relations commission. The award will see bus operators receive a 2.5% pay rise, back paid until June 12. This payment will go through in the off pay-week beginning August 31. Read More »