STA restructure looming

The State Transit Authority has been successful in negotiating new contracts for another five years to provide a public bus service to the people of Sydney.

STA restructure looming
A number of STA employees will be offered voluntary redundancy packages in 2017.

Two reports have indicated that STA is more expensive that private industry and must change its operating model to that of a more "service delivery" focus to achieve savings of at least 10 per cent.

STA CEO Peter Rowley says these savings will be achieved through a number of incentives including reducing the number of his own executive officers, and a reduction of 30 per cent of senior and salaried officer positions across the organisation, in total a loss of about 150 positions.

At the end of January Rail Train and Bus Union representatives will meet again with the executive officers of STA in a joint consultative committee to work through the final draft organisation plan, which will then go out for final consultation to employees.

The transition period to the new structure will be from July to November next year with full implementation by the end of November 2017.

The RTBU wants job reductions to be achieved through voluntary redundancies only, where members who want to leave are able to do so, with all their entitlements and redundancy pay.

The relevant employees will be offered a voluntary redundancy by expression of interest.


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