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FREE Bus fares for the rest of the working week

QLDUberDriver

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Brisbane bus drivers refuse fares after enterprise agreement talks fail again

BRISBANE bus drivers will refuse to collect fares for the rest of the working week after the council and union again failed to negotiate a new enterprise agreement.

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union met with Brisbane City Council today to discuss a resolution a lengthy dispute over pay, rostering and safety issues.

RTBU spokesman Tom Brown told AAP there had been some progress made but there was not enough “advancement” to stop this week’s industrial action.

Unionised drivers had originally planned to offer free to travel to commuters all day on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mr Brown said it would now extend to Friday and uniforms would also not be worn.

“We expect our guys to get right into the spirit of this,” he said today.

“The public has been very supportive of us so it’s an opportunity to say thank you to the public for their support.”

Mr Brown said the council and RTBU had agreed to some “draft clauses” at today’s meeting, including greater involvement for drivers on rosters. But there was no agreement on pay.

The council has proposed a 2.5 per cent pay rise each year for three years, but the RTBU want 3.5 per cent.

Mr Brown also said it was not prepared to compromise when it came to driver safety.

“Safety has and always will be the RTBU’s number one priority,” he said.

The next meeting between the warring parties is scheduled for next week, but Mr Brown said one could be arranged at any time.


This is the fourth week in a row that drivers will take industrial action.

Last week they walked off the job for four hours on Wednesday and refused to collect fares on Friday.



http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-bus-drivers-refuse-fares-after-enterprise-agreement-talks-fail-again/news-story/1b0d58da9eab5169354cf9a0612591cf
 

fields

Well-Known Member
How about Uber drivers refuse to collect fares by not starting the trip? Oh wait, that would mean we do not get paid. Unlike the overpaid bus drivers!
 

ronald r

New Member
its funny im happy to continue ubering and bus drivers getting paid multipul times more per hour than me and they arent happy? doing 16 hour days trying to scrape by yolo
 

UberX.illegal?

Well-Known Member
its funny im happy to continue ubering and bus drivers getting paid multipul times more per hour than me and they arent happy? doing 16 hour days trying to scrape by yolo
Just because you are dumb, doesn't mean no one else can be intelligent either.
 
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