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Sydney bus passengers travel for free as drivers declare ‘fare-free day’

Jun 1, 2017Uncategorized

Bus passengers across large parts of Sydney are travelling for free after drivers and their union declared Thursday a “fare-free day”.

In the latest escalation of an industrial battle between the Rail, Tram & Bus Union and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, the drivers’ union initiated the fare-free day to draw attention to the impending “franchising” of buses in the inner west region.

“Private operators will put profits before people,” the union’s bus division president David Woollams said.

“As a result, the community will get higher fares, fewer services and the removal of local bus stops.”

Read more in The Sydney Morning Herald