Tuesday 14 May is a fare free day for bus passengers travelling in South Western Sydney on services run by the company Interline. Passengers can leave their Opal Card in their wallets.
TWU Members working for Interline will be engaging in protected industrial action over the company’s delay to properly come and negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement with members.
Richard Olsen, State Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union of NSW said, “Members at Interline have been in limbo for one year now as management delay proper negotiations.”
TWU Delegates and Members have been ignored despite the last enterprise agreement placed on the table by management being rejected in a 95% no vote by Interline drivers.
“Members are waiting for Joe Oliveri, the Interline CEO to come to the table to properly negotiate. Members have had to wait with the future of their pay and conditions uncertain, in the meantime Joe Oliveri has gone on a cruise,” Richard Olsen said.
Interline Bus Services provide services in Campbelltown, Minto, Raby, Macquarie Fields, Ingleburn, Bow Bowing and Liverpool. Interline operate bus services in Sydney Metropolitan Bus Region 2.
The TWU is committed to ensuring that the public is not inconvenienced unnecessarily by protected actions, which may include:
- Drivers not wearing uniforms
- Drivers not turning on ticket machines (including Opal card readers)
- As a last resort, drivers stop work meetings (disruption to services)
Media can find more information on the affected routes here https://interlinebus.com.au/timetables
Media Inquiries – Colin Henderson – 0405625208