rogf24 wrote: ↑
Ah, good ole unions. Let's have a snap strike.
According to Fair Work employers are required to give three days notice
, before industrial action commences. Seeing that there was no notice given, were TfNSW advised but elect not to advise the public, or did the RBTU break the rules. Either way, somebody needs a kicking.
moa999 wrote: ↑
Guards jobs are not long for this world.
As long as their are disabled passengers, unstaffed stations and short platforms, there will be guards.
Campbelltown busboy wrote: ↑
This is the same union that is saying that the governments plan to put the remeining 3 STA contracts up for tender will equal to the winning bidders overriding Transport For NSW and have a feild day with cutting the number of stops and services
It's a propaganda campaign, telling porkies goes with the territory.
rogf24 wrote: ↑
And more to the point, private operators can't cut services, that power will still be with TfNSW.
Private operators can't cut services, but they can cut standards, e.g Transit Systems keeps its region 6 artics locked up on Sundays, even in summer on services to Coogee, although these have now ceased. By comparison State Transit beefs up its beaches services with artics on its beach services.
tonyp wrote: ↑
Tell me what is different about NSW commuter train operation and the same in Perth, Melbourne etc where there is only a driver.
It probably is physically possible, but would be a bun fight that the government may not have the stomach for. Perth started electric operations with 2 car trains, so easier to implement, and Melbourne introduced OMO when the Kennett government was axing tens of thousands of public jobs so a couple of hundred guard jobs probably wasn't a big deal politically. That said staffing every station in Melbourne every night with two cops would cost a bit.