Rail, Tram and Bus Union: Transport workers strike over Minister's 'attack on jobs'

NSW Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance. Picture: Louie Douvis
NSW Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance. Picture: Louie Douvis

Transport workers angry at the NSW Transport Minister’s ‘attack on jobs’ will walk off the job at the Wickham Interchange in Newcastle on Friday morning.

The Rail and Bus Union has said the demonstration will include local bus and train drivers, who will present an oversized petition calling for Tranbsport Minister Andrew Constance to step aside.

According to the union, hundreds of public transport workers in more than 60 workplaces across the state have moved motions of no-confidence in Mr Constance.

Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) NSW Secretary, Alex Claassens said workers began sporadically organising meetings in their workplaces following the privatisation of Newcastle buses, removal of the Newcastle rail line and the closure of the TrainLink customer centre.