Media Statement: Industrial action to disrupt all Transdev bus services on 16 August

PUBLISHED ON 11/08/2018
Media Statement: Industrial action to disrupt all Transdev bus services on 16 August

 

Transdev has been advised by the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) that its bus drivers will be taking industrial action by stopping work for 24 hours on Thursday, 16 August 2018.

As a result, there will be no services on Transdev bus routes on 16 August 2018. 

Transdev operates 47 bus routes providing 4,000 timetables services across metropolitan Melbourne. Affected routes include: 

 

Eastern Routes:

200, 207, 234, 235, 236, 237, 246, 250, 251, 270, 271, 273, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 285, 293, 295, 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 364, 370, 380

 

Doncaster Area:

905, 906, 907, 908

 

Western Routes:

215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 426, 600, 922, 923

 

Orbital:

901, 902, 903

 

The TWU’s decision to take industrial action is part of an ongoing dispute about wage rises across the bus industry, with the TWU seeking a 15 per cent wage increase over the next three years. 

George Konstantopoulos, Transdev’s General Manager Operations & Customer Experience, apologised to passengers for the inconvenience the industrial action will cause and advised them to make alternative plans for travel on Thursday, 16 August 2018.

“The TWU’s decision to stop work for 24 hours hurts our customers, especially those on routes where there are limited or no other public transport options. Our customers - including students, the elderly and vulnerable Victorians who rely on our buses everyday - will be hurt the most because of this action,” Mr Konstantopoulos said. 

“We will continue to work with the TWU to resolve this dispute and urge the union to reconsider the decision to stop work, because of the significant disruption and distress it will cause passengers and the broader community.”

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About Transdev Australasia:

  • Transdev employs around 5,800 people across Australia and New Zealand, delivering 145 million customer journeys every year
  • Transdev is the largest provider of multimodal public transport services across 7 cities
  • In Melbourne, Transdev operates 47 bus routes across metropolitan Melbourne and provides more than 1100 jobs to Melbournians

 

Media enquiries:

Kathy Lazanas

E: Kathy.Lazanas@transdev.com.au

M: +61 401 484 252

www.transdev.com.au

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