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Oct 11

Uniform allowance delivered in full despite State Transit tax blunder

After fighting for over a year against providing a reasonable uniform allowance State Transit has tried yet again to short change drivers. Members will be aware that after a long and tough battle with State Transit uniform allowances were recently paid into drivers’ bank accounts. However, the RTBU was forced to intervene when it discovered […] Read More »

Jul 10

Uniform dispute win

The Union is pleased to advise that the long running Uniform Dispute has been resolved. All permanent bus operators will now receive $350.00 cash payment into their bank account in October 2012, for the purchase of their work uniform. The allowance will continue to be paid on an annual basis from here on in. The […] Read More »

May 29

Executive steel for strong worker conditions

Once again the Steel City put on a fabulous day for the second meeting of the full Executive on 21 May 2012. The meeting built on the success of last year’s meeting, addressing a number of the key issues for bus drivers. A particular focus was the ongoing uniform allowance dispute which has seen STA deny drivers reimbursement for money […] Read More »

Mar 22

Update uniform dispute – Magistrate critical of “poorly written” uniform allowance clause

The Chief Industrial Magistrate has made comments in ongoing proceedings which would suggest that the uniform allowance clause in our Award which was agreed on in 2007 is completely inadequate.  The magistrate stated in court that the clause was “poorly written with no amount stipulated”, he suggested that in the absence of an amount it […] Read More »

Dec 5

Date set for conciliation on uniform allowance dispute

A date has been set for conciliation on the Bus Division’s long running dispute with STA over uniform allowance. Drivers continue to be denied the allowance they are owed for their uniforms needs by STA. This issue will now come before the Chief Industrial Magistrates Court on the 23rd of January. The key point of […] Read More »

Dec 2

Union takes on aggressive Willoughby management

The Bus Division currently has several disputes running in the areas of sick leave and uniform issue at Willoughby depot. Willoughby delegate Alan Burke is working with the union officials from Redfern to ensure that STA meet their obligations and treat drivers in a fairer manner. Mr Burke said that for some reason depot management […] Read More »

Aug 9

Uniform dispute update

Union solicitors Slater & Gordon appeared in the Chief Industrial Magistrates Court again on Thursday July 30, where State Transit were forced to hand over documents relevant to the uniform dispute which had been subpoenaed by the union. Read More »