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Record number of bus drivers attend public sector rally

Sep 9, 2011News

Hundreds of Sydney and Newcastle bus drivers turned out at yesterday’s public sector rally in the Domain, providing a good illustration of the level of anger among workers at the O’Farrell Governments IR legislation.

Members from every depot joined around 35,000 public sector wokers from across the State to march under the RTBU banner.  Members listened to powerful speeches from Unions NSW Secretary Mark Lennon and a range of passionate rank and file workers.

The campaign continues to grow at a rapid rate as workers begin to realise what they stand to lose in the way of rights, conditions and also financially.

Addressing the media pack after the rally, Bus Division officials Gary Way and Chris Preston stood shoulder to shoulder with other Union Leaders and vowed to continue the fight for as long as it takes.

RTBU Officials wish to thank all of our members who were able to make it on the day – you certainly did your work mates proud.