Train drivers’ new pay demands branded ‘total lunacy’

Davida Erdahl

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union expects to learn from the Truthful Function Fee on Monday whether it will be permitted to choose industrial motion amid promptly climbing tensions in excess of new enterprise negotiations.

It will come as a breakaway group of about 100 train motorists and related employees also interact their possess bargaining staff to offer with the Condition Authorities, and are giving to accept a two per cent once-a-year increase in excess of the following four several years.

The RTBU is trying to find 4 per cent in every single of all those several years, but said it was prepared to trade pay for other problems, which includes superior COVID-19 protections.

Mr Lucas who has lashed the RTBU as “tone deaf” to the plight of other employees dropping their jobs and pay for the duration of the coronavirus economic downturn, said it was “now abundantly crystal clear … Read More