Railroad union threatens ‘alternative strategy’ after dumping Opal action
He thanked commuters again for getting on and off at the station, even though the opal gates have remained open for the past few weeks due to trade union measures. just wants to do it,” he said.
The government risked losing more than $1 million a day in fare revenue if railroad workers had gone ahead with a plan to completely shut down the Opal leader.
According to Transport for NSW statistics, the average revenue for the Sydney Train and private tube line from Rouse Hill to Chatswood is about $1.5 million to $2 million per day.
As part of RTBU’s reorientation over the weekend, the train station’s Opal turnstiles will be closed. That means the commuter has to tap his reader to turn on/off the electronic ticket using a card or mobile phone.
A private arbitration hearing between the railroad union and the government will also resume on Monday afternoon. This runs alongside a fair work lawsuit launched by the unions to bring the government back to the negotiating table, with the next hearing he has scheduled for October 6.
Labor Transportation spokeswoman Joe Halen said the railroad dispute is lingering and costing taxpayers every day.
“It is time for governments to look for solutions instead of disputes and settle this controversy at the negotiating table. Their current approach is that our transport system is bleeding taxpayer money. because it means,” she said.
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