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The Australian: Constance picks a new union fight

Feb 14, 2018Uncategorized

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has picked another fight with the Rail Tram and Bus Union, announcing that a company called Transit Systems has won the right to run the city’s inner-west bus services.

The government’s latest privatisation announcement was put on ice following Mr Constance’s difficulties with the union during a threatened train strike — and overtime bans — last month.

The RTBU did not rule out wildcat strikes yesterday as a result of the announcement. “Who knows what will happen next,” the secretary of the bus division of the union, Chris Preston, said.

Read more on The Australian by Andrew Clennell.