Central Coast

Union bus drivers to stop work for 2 hours Tuesday, September 11

10 Sep 2018

On Tuesday, September 11, some bus drivers in western Sydney and the Central Coast intend to stop work, taking protected industrial action over ongoing negotiations for a new enterprise agreement.

Busways regrets to advise that some Transport Workers Union (TWU) members may stop work between 6am and 7am and between 4.30pm and 5.30pm, potentially causing some disruption to services during these times.

The affected services include routes in Penrith, Blacktown and Windsor Local Government Areas as well as routes in Gosford and Wyong.

Delays may continue beyond each of the 1 hour stoppages while we attempt to resume normal services.

All school bus services will operate, however there may be some flow-on effect from the 1 hour stop work actions which could cause some minor delays in the early AM and late PM school peak periods. 

It is difficult to predict what impact the action will have on Tuesday’s services, however based on participation in Friday’s stop work action we anticipate it to be minimal

Participating drivers also intend not to use Opal card readers. Passengers should be mindful this will affect the real time trip information on trip planning apps. 

Busways has approached the Fair Work Commission to assist in reaching a fair and reasonable solution for both employees and Busways.  

Busways would like to thank the majority of drivers who have not participated in any protected action.

Busways apologises for any inconvenience caused and appreciates the community’s understanding as we attempt to resolve these issues with the TWU and its delegates.

Customers can visit Busways’ Twitter @BuswaysGroup for further updates.