TWU-BUS has had an extremely active start to 2018, fighting for your rights and organising for secure jobs and pay rises during ongoing EA negotiations with operators.
I can report that non-TWU workers from operators big and small are starting to understand what the TWU can do for them and have been signing-up in large numbers. These non-members are getting the message that the more power we have, the more we can demand for workers and the harder we can fight.
Already this year operators Martyrs, Murrays and Transdev Mechanics were offered better deals just before protected action was to be taken. We are deeply-indebted to all TWU-BUS Delegates for the hard work they put in to achieve these results.
This week the TWU and Transdev Delegates met with Transdev management for the third time to further discuss your EA. TWU-BUS expects the drivers’ agreement, given how the workshop agreement has gone, will be heated and our Log of Claims not easily achievable. TWU-BUS and our Transdev members, as with all Victorian Bus EBA’s, will not be mucking around but we need the power of the workers behind us.