News: Texts reveal NSW Transport Minister’s deep rift
Below is an update on the trains shutdown saga that saw the RTBU, especially the Locomotive Division, successfully flip the negative narrative that TfNSW sought to get away with.
Text messages have revealed a deep rift between NSW Transport Minister David Elliott and his most senior public servant. A parliamentary hearing last Friday heard communications between senior public servants and the Minister broke down ahead of Sydney’s chaotic train shutdown.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has previously claimed that trains could have run safely despite plans for limited industrial action.
The union is in talks with the government over a new enterprise agreement and has made demands about pay, hygiene and privatisation of services.