Bus and Tram Express
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Covid-19 Updates

Community makes face masks for our bus drivers

May 27, 2020

As members may be aware, the union has been fighting to get members proper PPE from the NSW Government. This […] Read More »

Media Release: “Stop pushing driverless toys and consult with your community” – union

May 25, 2020

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union NSW is urging the City of Newcastle to use the postponement of driverless shuttle […] Read More »

The Guardian: ‘Give us bloody masks’: union calls for Covid-19 protection for public transport workers

May 21, 2020

The Tram and Bus Division Secretary, David Babineau, recently spoke to a journalist from the Guardian Australia about how the […] Read More »

SMH: An hour to get from Newtown to CBD: warnings over impending gridlock

May 21, 2020

The Tram and Bus Division’s Secretary, David Babineau, recently spoke to a journalist from the Sydney Morning Herald about how […] Read More »

Pressures on bus drivers during the COVID-19 crisis – 2GB interview

May 20, 2020

Tram and Bus Division Secretary, David Babineau, spoke with 2GB’s Ray Hadley this morning about the pressures on bus drivers […] Read More »

$5,000 fines announced for spitting on essential workers

Apr 24, 2020

The NSW Government announced a $5,000 on-the-spot fine over the weekend for anyone who spits on an essential worker. “Frankly, […] Read More »

SMH: Sydney bus drivers resort to home-made masks amid COVID-19 crisis

Apr 22, 2020

Sydney bus drivers are pleading with the state government to provide them more personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus crisis, […] Read More »

Media release: Shocking attack on bus driver highlights need for new fines to stay in place post-COVID-19

Apr 22, 2020

A shocking attack in which a woman spat in the face of the bus driver highlights the need for the […] Read More »

Media release: Union accuses Transport Minister of using COVID-19 crisis as excuse to push privatisation agenda

Apr 20, 2020

The NSW Transport Minister’s use of the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to push forward his plans to sell off […] Read More »

RTBU wins fines against people found spitting/coughing on workers

Apr 19, 2020

Anyone found intentionally spitting or coughing on a transport worker will now risk being hit with a $5000 fine and […] Read More »