The NSW government is pushing the rail union to compromise on safety as well as to agree to a cut in wages. Jim McIlroy reports.
Rail Bus and Tram Employees Union (RBTU)
Workers at Downer Group’s Pakenham East Rail Depot and Stabling Yard, who have been on strike for secure jobs, are yet to settle a new enterprise agreement. Sue Bolton reports.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union is opposing the state government’s moves to fully privatise Sydney’s buses, saying it will hurt commuters and transport workers, reports Jim McIlroy.
A Commuter Action Day was held across the Inner West of Sydney on July 5 to oppose the state government’s proposed privatisation of Region 6 of the metropolitan bus network.
Volunteers gathered at bus stops across the inner west to speak to commuters, get signatures on petitions and hand out information about why privatising Sydney buses will result in worse services, cancelled routes and closed bus stops.
More than 200 people packed into the Pitt Street Uniting Church on June 28 to protest the state government’s plans to privatise public bus services in the city's inner west.
The community assembly, organised by UnionsNSW and the Sydney Alliance, drew bus drivers and other workers, unionists and concerned members of the public to join the growing campaign to stop the sell-off of public transport.