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Transdev WA Industrial Action

Postby Bus Suggestions » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:44 pm

The West Australian Newspaper wrote:Bus disruptions on the cards across Perth after drivers threaten action over pay dispute, EBA breakdown

Bus services across Perth are facing disruptions after drivers voted to take industrial action from next week.

Fare-free days and work stoppages are reportedly on the cards, with action to start with the scrapping of driver uniforms from Monday afternoon.

About 270 employees at Perth bus firm Transdev WA reportedly voted to take action over a pay dispute and a breakdown in EBA negotiations.

Operating under contract with the State Government, the company provides CAT bus services in Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup.

It also supplies drivers to run other general Transperth bus services in the Fremantle, Rockingham, Mandurah, Joondalup and Wangara regions.

It is believed to employ about 1000 of 2500 metropolitan bus drivers.

Transport Workers Union WA branch secretary Tim Dawson said drivers ditching uniforms from Monday was a “low key” way to make the public aware of their fight.

Mr Dawson said drivers were battling for an annual 3 per cent bonus on top of any rise in the wage price index to help them “catch up” on CPI and cost of living.

He said the aim was not to disrupt passengers but that action could increase later in the week to include free fares and work stoppages.

“If Transdev want to ramp up action, we will stop work,” he said.

A spokeswoman for the Public Transport Authority said talks would continue and there was a chance the proposed action could still be circumvented.

“Negotiations between Transdev and the union are still underway and we are hopeful of an outcome that avoids industrial action,” she said.

“The provision of bus services for Transperth has been under a contract model which has been in place for more than 20 years. Under these arrangements all costs, including wages, are indexed.”

A Transdev spokesman said the company was disappointed it had come to industrial action.

“The TWU’s decision to take industrial action hurts our customers, especially those on routes where there are limited or no other public transport options,” he said.

“TWU members make up about one third or our employees, and we want to finalise a new enterprise agreement that will benefit all of our drivers as soon as possible.

“We have invited the TWU to return to the negotiating table, and urged the union to reconsider the decision to stop work so we can avoid the impact on customers and the broader the community.”
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Re: Transdev WA Industrial Action

Postby 1whoknows » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:55 pm

EBAs have been coming up for renewal with bus owners in various states. This is just the latest example.
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Transdev WA Industrial Action

Postby TP1462 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:30 pm

Transdev drivers are going ahead with the planned industrial action this will affect all routes in their jurisdiction approx 6AM to 12PM

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Re: Transdev WA Industrial Action

Postby shinjiman » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:09 pm

Alternate travel routes by suburb

Those suburbs can be taken by alternate routes to get into the location.

North of River:
Flinders Street service: 998/999 (Morley Drive), 19 (Yokine)
Wanneroo Road Service (up to Beach Road): 387/388
Westminister, Mirrabooka, Balga: 371, 376 (Mirrabooka Avenue)
Girrawheen, Marangaroo: 344 (Marangaroo Drive), 377 (Jeffersson Drive)
Landsdale: 376
Landsdale/Darch/Madeley north: 355 (Gnangara Road)
Kallaroo/Craigie/Woodvale south: 440-447

South of River:
South Perth/Como: 30, 31, 32, 34
Kensington: 33
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Re: Transdev WA Industrial Action

Postby Squiddy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:25 pm

shinjiman wrote:Alternate travel routes by suburb

Those suburbs can be taken by alternate routes to get into the location.

North of River:
Flinders Street service: 998/999 (Morley Drive), 19 (Yokine)
Wanneroo Road Service (up to Beach Road): 387/388
Westminister, Mirrabooka, Balga: 371, 376 (Mirrabooka Avenue)
Girrawheen, Marangaroo: 344 (Marangaroo Drive), 377 (Jeffersson Drive)
Landsdale: 376
Landsdale/Darch/Madeley north: 355 (Gnangara Road)
Kallaroo/Craigie/Woodvale south: 440-447

South of River:
South Perth/Como: 30, 31, 32, 34
Kensington: 33


And if you're in Rockingham/Mandurah you're pretty much screwed :P
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Re: Transdev WA Industrial Action

Postby Bus Suggestions » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:50 pm

Squiddy wrote:
shinjiman wrote:Alternate travel routes by suburb

Those suburbs can be taken by alternate routes to get into the location.

North of River:
Flinders Street service: 998/999 (Morley Drive), 19 (Yokine)
Wanneroo Road Service (up to Beach Road): 387/388
Westminister, Mirrabooka, Balga: 371, 376 (Mirrabooka Avenue)
Girrawheen, Marangaroo: 344 (Marangaroo Drive), 377 (Jeffersson Drive)
Landsdale: 376
Landsdale/Darch/Madeley north: 355 (Gnangara Road)
Kallaroo/Craigie/Woodvale south: 440-447

South of River:
South Perth/Como: 30, 31, 32, 34
Kensington: 33


And if you're in Rockingham/Mandurah you're pretty much screwed :P


Unless you live close enough to walk to the station (not too much of a chance there). :|
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Re: Transdev WA Industrial Action

Postby TP1462 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:28 pm

Uber and other ride sharing services would be making a killing off of this especially for those that don’t have their own private car


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