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Mar 14

Marathon meeting of light rail members discusses draft enterprise agreement

In a four-hour meeting with Chris Preston and David Woollams, 40 members from light rail made it clear they won’t be copping the current draft enterprise agreement from Transdev. 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 »

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 »

Dec 14

Transport masterplan released

The NSW government released its long awaited transport masterplan two days ago just yesterday with plans to introduce light rail services from the city out to Randwick and down George St. RTBU Secrteary Alex Claassens responded to the plan saying the Government’s commitment to additional public transport in the masterplan was welcome but the detail and […] Read More »

Dec 6

Light Rail wins in 2012

Light Rail workers have stood strongly together to negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement that will see 18% pay rises over 4 years with no losses to working conditions. Members have long argued for pay rises that would bring wages in line with those of their counterparts in other cities and this outcome will go some […] Read More »

Nov 8

Light Rail BBQ braves the elements

On a cold October day, in the pouring rain, Light Rail union members were the next stop on the RTBU BBQ tour.  Gary Way and David Woollams put on quite a spectacle braving the elements, taking it in turns to hold an umbrella over the BBQ chef. In the end everyone enjoyed a hot meal […] Read More »

Aug 16

Workers must be consulted on new trams

The Minister for Transport has announced a $20 million contract for the supply of new trams to run on the Inner West Light Rail Extension. The RTBU is pleased to see the government recognise the need for new rolling stock on our tram network and welcomes this announcement. In the past, however, all new trams […] Read More »

Jul 11

Global Roaming: News from near and far…

London Olympic bus strike averted  In London a scheduled bus strike has been called off so talks can continue over the sticky issue of Olympic bonuses for employees of private bus companies. The Unite union is trying to secure a guaranteed £500 in extra pay for every bus worker because of  the “massive increase” in […] Read More »

Mar 7

Tram workers vote ‘yes’ for industrial action

Sydney LightRail workers have delivered an overwhelming ‘yes’ vote to  have the right to take protected industrial action after a breakdown in negotiations over wages and conditions. Division President Gary Way said NSW tram workers at the Light Rail service made the decision after reasonable requests for a fair wage were continually ignored by their […] Read More »