Metro-Link to vote on strike

NSW Metro-Link employees may strike if the bus company does not commit to new union agreement

Metro-Link to vote on strike
Metro-Link to vote on strike
March 11, 2013

New South Wales Metro-Link employees may strike if the bus company does not commit to
a new union agreement, the state’s transport union announced today.

The NSW Transport Worker’s Union (TWU) Assistant Secretary Michael Aird says Metro-Link employees are preparing to vote on protected industrial action.

Aird says Metro-Link is one of the
last private bus companies in NSW
left to sign the agreement.

"Metro-link has given members no other option but to revert to a ballot for protected industrial action - and together we will fight for the best outcome," Aird says.

"Members fought hard over the last year to reach an industry union agreement with the bus operator's peak body and now Metro-Link want them to sit through another round to negotiate the same conditions and work protections."

The TWU has successfully applied for a protected action ballot, with a vote to take place in the next two weeks.

Aird says drivers at companies
that have signed the union agreement will benefit from the maintenance of existing conditions in the current agreement, a wage increase and job security.

Veolia Transdev, CBC, Busabout, Interline and Punchbowl Bus Company have secured conditions for the next three years.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive the ABC e-newsletter, digital magazine and other offers we choose to share with you straight to your inbox

You can also follow our updates by liking us on Facebook