Bus and Tram Express
Bus and Tram Express

Region 6 EA Update

May 6, 2022Uncategorized

The next bargaining meeting is scheduled for May 18 2022.

In the meantime, RTBU and TWU appeared in a NSW Parliamentary Inquiry on Monday 2 May discussing the impact of the privatisation on Bus Drivers.

The RTBU Submission to the Inquiry is available on the NSW Parliament Website here. 

Today, we worked with TWU once again to implement a fare-free Friday today (6th May) because your claims have continued to be ignored by Transit Systems, Transport Minister David Elliott, and Transport for NSW.

David Babineau, Tram and Bus Division Secretary of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) NSW, said, “the fact bus drivers are still being forced to take action in order to fix the mess of the NSW Government’s creation beggars belief.”  

“By refusing to accept fares on Friday, we’re causing a headache for management and the government while at the same time thanking commuters for their ongoing support in our fight for fair pay and conditions. That’s a win-win in our books”. 

“Commuters and workers deserve better than what the current government is delivering when it comes to public transport. We shouldn’t have to take actions like this in order to get the public transport system we deserve, but the NSW Government is leaving us with no choice.” 

Both unions have been meeting to unify our Logs of Claims to get the best deal for all members. As always, members will have the final say.