CDC BUS STRIKE ACTION CANCELLED THIS WEEK. NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE

By: Fabian Cotter


UPDATE: CDC Victoria has been notified by The Transport Workers Union (TWU) Vic/Tas Branch that, due to ongoing mediation, planned industrial action for this week will no longer go ahead, it’s reported.

CDC BUS STRIKE ACTION CANCELLED THIS WEEK. NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE
Bus strike action for this week has been cancelled. CDC Victoria and TWU Vic/Tas Branch negotiations continue.

According to the bus operator, all CDC Victoria services will operate as normal on Thursday, 26 July and Friday, 27 July 2018, including school services.

This also means that from Thursday, 26 July myki machines on board CDC Victoria buses will operate as normal, it’s stated.

CDC Victoria will continue to participate in the mediation process.

Passengers are advised to keep checking CDC’s website www.cdcvictoria.com.au for more detail, or to follow CDC Victoria on Twitter @cdcvictoria.

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ORIGINAL STOPPAGES

Earlier, full stoppages went ahead on Tuesday, July 24, Sunshine depot – from 6.00am to 10.00am – and Ballarat depot from 7.00am to 11.00am.

CDC Victoria bus drivers took protected action that day after mediation talks held in good faith with the company prior failed to resolve wage offer issues.

"These members are showing tremendous unity, grit and determination in fighting for all Victorian bus drivers and the Victorian Bus Industry Agreement 2018 — so get behind them!" the union highlights.

Three further protected stop works were planned for this week:

CDC Sunshine depot Friday from 3.00pm to 7.00pm;

CDC Oakleigh depot for 24 hours from first bus on Thursday;

CDC Wyndham depot for 24 hours from first bus on Friday.

Picket lines were to be in place at each depot during these actions.

CDC TWU members also began indefinite protected action on 21 July in refusing to collect fares, activate ‘touch on’ ticketing devices or wear CDC uniforms.

However, given this recent progress of talks just coming to light mid-week, further Fair Work Commission mediation is scheduled to take place again tomorrow. Updates to follow, says the union.

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