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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:35 pm

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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:46 am

On thursday is Free riding for BCC because it not going to collect the fares, now before strike on friday afternoon.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:48 pm

Have been Heard again today, strike is on again this Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby daveeyh » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:46 pm

T1049 was operating the Strathpine 327 service from Toombul this morning at 7.35am this morning. (Hornibrook usually supplement their BT-leased fleet with their own buses, where necessary, so seeing a T bus was extremely unusual.)

Interestingly, the real-time information displayed T1028 as operating this service (noted on the Triptastic app).
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:26 pm

Had been heard today, Free ride all day again on this Wednesday and Thursday.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:41 pm

also Friday too.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby daveeyh » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:06 pm

superbossgc wrote:Had been heard today, Free ride all day again on this Wednesday and Thursday.


Only union drivers will not be collecting fares.
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Re: Bus-driver salaries

Postby Roderick Smith » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:43 am

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August 9 2017 Bus driver salaries revealed as pay dispute continues .
Amid bus driver strikes, free fares and enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations between bus drivers and the Brisbane City Council, it has been revealed just how much the city's bus drivers earn.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union and the council have been clashing over the rate of a pay rise to be included in the EBA, with the RTBU wanting 3.5 per cent for the next three years and an $800 signing bonus and the council refusing to budge on its offer of 2.5 per cent over the three years and a $400 bonus.
Union member union bus drivers will not be accepting fares on Thursday and Friday as part of protected industrial action. Photo: Glenn Hunt Throughout the negotiations, council public transport chairman Adrian Schrinner has repeatedly said Brisbane's bus drivers were the best paid in the state, the second best in Australia, and that they should be happy with the pay offer.
"Obviously, if this offer that we put on the table was below inflation, the union would be right to be screaming about it," he said.
Public and Active Transport chairman Adrian Schrinner said the 2.5 per cent pay increase was fair. Photo: Glenn Hunt .
"But, 2.5 per cent is above inflation, it's above the cost of living increases."
Cr Schrinner revealed the average salary of a Brisbane bus driver was $68,398, or $34.61 an hour.
There are 16 bands of payment for bus drivers, from Trainee Level 1 through to Bus Operator 4.5.
"Pay ranges from the high $40,000 as a minimum starting wage and goes all the way up to the top, which is $102,000," Cr Schrinner said.
"Now that $102,000 is not necessarily guaranteed every year but is based on work the driver is doing.
"There could have been a lot of overtime involved in that, there could have been that person did lots of special events."
Cr Schrinner said 660 of the 2200 bus drivers in Brisbane were at the highest pay level or Bus Operator 4.5.
The latest data from the Australian Tax Office (2014-2015) revealed the average wage of a male bus driver was $52,827 while a female earned $44,089.
That compared with other drivers' average salaries:
•Taxi driver: $24,510 (male) or $26,893 (female) •Chauffeur / hire care driver: $42,308 (male) or $31,170 (female) •Coach driver: $49,947 (male) or $41,578 (female) •Train driver: $108,903 (male) or $92,242 (female) •Tram driver: $77,986 (male) or $67,501 (female) On Wednesday, the RTBU released a statement that said union member drivers would continue to refuse to collect fares on Thursday and Friday as part of ongoing protected industrial action.
"Our drivers need better protection in the workplace, rosters that don't lead to driver fatigue and the safety risks of tired drivers at the wheel, and fair pay," the statement said.
Cr Schrinner said there had been progress made in the negotiation with the union on safety.
"The RTBU has decided and agreed that safety issues should be dealt with separately to the current industrial action," he said.
"So that's off the table in terms of the current industrial actions and the strikes.
"We've both agreed this needs to be dealt with, but not in this ultra-hot situation of industrial action. It needs to be dealt with calmly in a very practical way that would make a difference and so we've agreed to do that." RTBU secretary Tom Brown said there had been some exchanges and limited progress made in driver safety.
"There is still a lot of ground to be addressed to secure commitments in the agreement which are binding on the parties," he said.
www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/bus ... xspo8.html, 52 comments, mainly sniping.
* It's not the hourly rate, it's total salary. So perhaps females work less hours, do less special events, less night shifts etc.
The article/Schrinner conveniently leaves out vital statistics like the salary distribution, centre, spread, number of hours worked etc. What the top earners (the $102,000 ones, not the $27.12/hour ones) have to do/sacrifice (i.e. work insane overtime) to get there and how many there are he also does not divulges. It is also rather interesting that the top band is on an hourly rate of $27.12 and yet the average rate is $34.61 an hour. Overtime anyone?
Lies, damned lies, and (lack of) statistics. Judging by the comments below it seems his tactic is working. I still wouldn't do it: I don't like being beaten, spat on, insulted, cut off, deal with road rage, etc.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:27 pm

another free bus from tomorrow.
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