500 Perth Bus Drivers Walking Off The Job Tomorrow

Dozens of Transperth bus routes will be affected by strike tomorrow, after 500 bus drivers take protected action.

A four hour service stoppage will last between 6AM and 10AM, adding pressure to the morning rush hour traffic.

Fremantle, Joondalup and Perth CAT Buses routes will also be affected.

Commuters can expect fare free days as the protected action conditions.

The strike went ahead after negotiations between the Transport Workers Union and Transdev.

The drivers are demanding a 3% annual pay rise, secure pathways to full-time work, a 1% increase to Superannuation, and an extra week’s annual leave.

The union says Transdev has an opportunity tomorrow to come to the party and change the situation.

“Our bus drivers find no pleasure in inconveniencing the community & travelling public, but our bus drivers have been patient for too long; it is time for them to look after themselves and their own families,” TWU WA Secretary Tim Dawson said.

On Tuesday, Transperth urged commuters and school students in some Perth areas to allow extra travel time or make alternative transport arrangements tomorrow morning.

Transdev bus operations in Fremantle, Joondalup, and Rockingham contract areas.

They also operate Perth, Joondalup, and Fremantle CAT Services.

“As a result, Transperth is advising passengers and parents whose children use public transport to get to school to make alternative arrangements where possible.” the statement from Public Transport Authority said on Tuesday.

You can check out what services will be disrupted at the Transperth website: https://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Service-Updates/Service-Update-Details/transperth-bus-network-including-school-specials-service-disruptions-due-to-industrial-action-70731 

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