For the first time, bus drivers and private bus companies are entering a time of uncertainty as they begin negotiations with NSW Transport. The O’Farrell Government has announced that bus contracts across NSW will be put out to tender and open up the process to any operator.
The NSW Government has announced a plan to slash key areas of the workers compensation scheme. If these changes go ahead, they will greatly limit the ability of workers injured on the job to access their entitlements.
The Transport Workers’ Union has taken their fight to improve safety standards for our truckies to the top, protesting outside Coles stores around Sydney. This is part of the TWU’s campaign to put the spotlight on the pressures big retailers are placing on the trucking industry and across the entire supply chain.
Four TWU members were pleasantly surprised when they opened their pay slips last month and found that their previous employer, waste company J.J. Richards, had deposited thousands of dollars in workplace entitlements into their accounts.
Hundreds of workers employed and engaged by transport operator the 1st Fleet Group (1st Fleet) woke up Thursday (May 3) morning to the news that they had lost their jobs after Administrators de Vries Tayeh announced that 1st Fleet ceased trading at 11:55pm Wednesday night.