With enterprise bargaining in full swing, industrial action is in sight across public transport.
Metro Operations EA
Looking to progress sluggish negotiations, a protected action ballot is now underway for members covered by the Metro Operations EA.
Bargaining since March, Delegates are working hard to ensure a strong YES vote for action to send a strong message to management that helps press on our claims.
It is important all members vote Yes to all proposed action items.
Once industrial action is endorsed, the RTBU will inform members of next steps based on the conduct of negotiations and ensure members are ready to rumble to lock in the best deal possible.
V/Line Operations EA
Bargaining has continued with V/Line for improved conditions across the regional network. The RTBU has made clear there are numerous core claims that members need to provide protection and certainty in the face of major projects and modernisation of the network.
Whilst bargaining has been underway, V/Line’s Director of Workplace Relations, Harry Hilliar has been busy attacking members conditions through a hapless strategy that appears to undermine negotiations.
Your Organisers Darren Galea and Sally van Bragt have been busy at work with the strong support of Industrial Officer Callen Parsons, raising disputes that put V/Line on the back foot at this critical time.
Numerous disputes have been opened by the RTBU against V/Line with a number of wins for members. Read more over the page on the details.
The RTBU will continue to tighten the screws on management and ensure they respect your EA and the negotiations at hand. Should industrial action be required there will be no hesitation to consult with delegates and implement the necessary measures to get members the best possible deal.
We have also been busy over in the tramways supporting members from Yarra Trams Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Depots that have lodged for protected industrial action where a legal battle now ensues with Yarra Trams who are seeking to challenge legally our application for a ballot!