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Apr 8

International Day of Mourning

Workers Memorial Day, or the International Day of Mourning, is coming up on April 28th. The day is a time to remember those workers who have been killed at or because of their work, and to celebrate the fight for greater safety to protect workers everywhere. Read More »

Dec 3

Hearings complete in STA dispute

On Friday 29 November the Bus and Tram Division returned to the Industrial Relations Commission to complete hearings for its dispute with STA over over unlimited use of casuals and part-time broken shifts. The Bus and Tram Division is confident it has put a strong case during the hearings and wishes to thank it’s lawyers, […] Read More »

Nov 27

Bullying remains a problem for NSW public sector

A report released yesterday from the NSW Public Service Commissioner Graeme Head has found 30% of NSW public sector employees report being bullied in the workplace and almost 50% say they have witnessed it. The 2013 State of the NSW Public Sector report found that bullying is still a significant problem in the sector despite the implementation of a […] Read More »

Nov 12

Union slams unfair fees for “Working With Children Check”

RTBU Bus and Tram Division President Gary Way, stood up at Unions NSW last night to register his concern over the impact of charging workers to undergo the “Working with Children Check”. In a move the union is labelling a cash grab from the O’Farrell Government, public sector workers who require the check will now […] Read More »

Nov 6

DISPUTE : Certified Sick Leave

Your union is currently in dispute with State Transit over their continued practice of placing members who are in genuie need of sick leave and who have supplied doctors certificate on STA’s absent management program. Your union believes this practice contravenes the 2012 bus operator award and we are currently persuing this matter through the […] Read More »

Oct 24

Randwick driver raises reflection issue on new buses

When a reflection started appearing in the nearside mirror of the new 2400 series of Scandia’s and Volvo from a poorly placed new sticker on the buses at Randwick, a quick thinking member had the foresight to photograph the problem and report it. The problem after investigation occurs when the sunlight hits the bus on the right […] Read More »

Sep 13

Protections negotiated for members at Western Sydney Buses

The RTBU has been in negotiations to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome for members affected by the upcoming closure of Western Sydney Buses (WSB). The closure of WSB will come as no shock to the approximately 50 bus operators affected by the changes who have always known STA’s control of the service was a […] Read More »

Sep 12

Know your Rights: Career paths

With Brett Peters… 21. Career paths 21.1 Where an employee covered under this Award takes up an Apprenticeship or Traineeship with State Transit, the employee will maintain their current rate of pay under this Award, until the pay rate in the new position has exceeded the afore-mentioned rate.   Read More »

Sep 5

Unions in show of solidarity for worker safety

The RTBU joined with other union officials and members to protest in the Sydney CBD last week to show their solidarity with CFMEU members picketing a work site with safety concerns in Victoria. The CFMEU has been calling on Grocon for some time now to respect basic rights for workers such as the right to wear union stickers […] Read More »

Aug 30

Waverley depot protests against harsh application of the discipline policy

Fed up with management’s lack of respect for workers and what they see as unreasonably tough reactions to minor offences, members at Waverley depot have voted unanimously to put discipline into dispute. Members also voted for a petition to present to the depot manager expressing their anger and disappointment at this over-the-top regime. The issues are many […] Read More »