The Transport Workers’ Union of NSW (TWU) advises that the protected industrial action by members working for Interline Bus Services has been called off following negotiations between the TWU and the company.
The fact that our members were about to take industrial action has forced the owner off the ship and back on to the bus.
Opal and ticketing machines will be switched on across the Interline fleet.
Interline Management has committed to building and delivering an agreement that is suitable to members’ needs and will be delivered to the TWU by 4pm this afternoon.
The agreement will be discussed amongst delegates and rank and file members over the next two days.
Richard Olsen, State Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union of NSW said, “Members at Interline Bus Services have been patient whilst the company fought against properly having to negotiate.”
“The company has responded to the threat of industrial action, understanding that members are looking to make a living, and do not want to go backwards with their pay and working conditions.”
“The TWU still reserves the right to engage in protected industrial action if there are outstanding issues in the agreement,” Richard Olsen said.
When engaging in protected industrial action, the TWU is committed to ensuring that the public is not inconvenienced unnecessarily.
Interline Bus Services provide school and route bus services in Campbelltown, Minto, Raby, Macquarie Fields, Ingleburn, Bow Bowing and Liverpool. Interline Bus Service operate scheduled bus services in Sydney Metropolitan Bus Region 2. Media can find more information on the affected routes here:
Media Inquiries – Colin Henderson – 0405625208