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Apr 11

Global Roaming: bus & tram news from around the world

Houston, we have a problem School bus drivers in Houston, Texas, are fed up with rowdy kids.  According to their union, the drivers have been putting up with kids jumping out of moving buses, smoking marijuana, fighting and generally carrying on like pork chops.  One bus was even shot at. Read More »

Feb 6

Sydney Morning Herald attacks rail workers

Last week the Sydney Morning Herald ran an editorial attacking rail workers, and backing calls for station staff and train guards to be sacked. RTBU Branch Secretary Alex Claassens sent a letter of response to the newspaper, but the gutless newspaper refused to publish it. 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 »