Region 7 Update
Busways and the RTBU are continuing to pause negotiations having reached an impasse. They won’t bring the conditions of all employees up to the level of the ex-STA workers, and we won’t accept a two-tiered workplace.
We continue to lobby the government and TfNSW to shift gears and fix this sooner rather than later. Especially after unions were left holding the bag in Region 6 which has taken years to finally look like an end is in sight, TfNSW needs to take some responsibility for the workplace injustice they allowed to happen.
We’ve nearly finished the application for protected action which means that we’re on the road to legal industrial action. Hopefully this pushes things along.
We’ve also had reports of the managing Director of the Busways Group Mr. Byron Rowe saying we can have a pay rise when a new EA is done. While he’s very wrong on that, it shows that human consideration is not a currency this company understands. It’s up to workers to demonstrate that it’s not an option to ignore us.
In the lead up to a ballot on protected action please see your delegate and update your membership details- we need your current email and mobile number and filling out a Change of Details form is a quick and easy way to make sure your details are right and that you can have your say.