Bus drivers’ trade-offs set bad precedent

Not long ago, NSW unions were talking about breaking O’Farrell’s 2.5 per cent pay cap. Then the PSA settled for 2.5 per cent. Disgracefully RBTU officials are crowing about their deal—but the union have sold conditions to get a pay rise of 3.25 per cent a year for the next three years.

Under the new deal, trainee drivers will be forced to work for a fortnight without pay and they will remain on the lowest pay rate for two years, a year longer than before.



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