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Sep 20

Light Rail under heavy pressure

Just months after securing a better deal for light rail drivers, Divisional Secretary Chris Preston is again calling for a better deal on the cities network, this time for passengers. Read More »

Jun 16

Newcastle Herald: Newcastle bus drivers don Hawaiian shirts for privatisation protest

Newcastle Buses – the blue and white state government buses – are likely to be run by the same private sector operator as the proposed Newcastle light rail under plans being promoted by the Baird government. Read More »

May 1

Tram and Bus Division marched tall on May Day

Sydney’s 2016 May Day March showcased the diversity and strength of our movement. This year’s celebration marks 125 years since Australia’s first May Day March held in 1891 by striking shearers at Barcaldine in Queensland. Read More »

Apr 15

Information Session leaves questions unanswered

Five months after the first announcement that public transport in Newcastle faced privatisation, Transport for NSW have finally met with workers. Read More »

Apr 15

Members to save on insurance with new deal

The RTBU Tram and Bus Division are always looking at ways to add value to your membership. With this in mind, we have negotiated a deal with WageCover and Real Insurance to provide discounts on you general insurance*. Read More »

Apr 12

Paid information session for Newcastle staff

Following pressure from the union, the state government has agreed to a paid information session for all transport workers in Newcastle to explain their plans for establishing Transport for Newcastle and privatising the network. Read More »

Apr 11

May Day parade and family fun day

One of the labour movements biggest days of the year is only three weeks away! May Day remembers the battles that our movement has already fought, and the mateship, camaraderie and the determination to build the freedom and rights we enjoy today. Read More »

Apr 7

Former fan turns on Newcastle Light Rail

Former Newcastle Mayor, Jeff McCloy has reversed his view on light rail for Newcastle, despite previously fighting for its construction. Read More »

Mar 30

David Woollams elected Divisional President

The Bus and Tram Division has a new President following the retirement of Gary Way at the end of last year. David Woollams was elected unopposed for the position, an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication that he has put in over many years. Read More »

Mar 29

Election Notice – Assistant National Secretary (Bus and Tram Division)

The Australian Electoral Commission will be conducting elections for the position of Assistant National Secretary (Bus and Tram Division). Read More »