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$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 »

Media release: Transport workers welcome fines for despicable attacks on frontline workers

Apr 19, 2020

The introduction of fines and potential jail time for anyone caught spitting or coughing on transport workers, including bus drivers […] Read More »

FAQs for Tram and Bus Division members: COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020

Given the current situation is changing so quickly, with sometimes differing messages coming out of the various levels of government, […] Read More »

Jobkeeper: A quick guide to changes to the Fair Work Act

Apr 9, 2020

The Federal Parliament has passed changes to the Fair Work Act as part of the Government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy program. […] Read More »

News story: bus drivers not getting enough protection

Apr 9, 2020

Tram and Bus Division Secretary, David Babineau, spoke with Ch9 yesterday about the lack of personal protective equipment for bus […] Read More »

Member update: 4 April

Apr 7, 2020

Dear members, We are now in unprecedented times and the going is rough for many of us in the tram […] Read More »