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No Bus Friday

By johnboy - 21 June 2010 34

TAMS is warning that the bus drivers are taking all Friday off work to have a meeting:

ACTION General Manager James Roncon today expressed his disappointment in the planned industrial action on Friday by the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

The TWU has announced a 24-hour stop-work meeting from 12.01am on Friday 25 June 2010.

“This industrial action by the TWU will leave commuters stranded on Friday, particularly school children and those needing to get to work. The timing of the meeting has been deliberately organised to cause huge disruption to school children and the bus travelling public,” Mr Roncon said.

“We do not feel that this action is reflective of the desires of most of our workforce given that only 40% of drivers voted to support it. We are going to work all week to seek continuation of as many services as possible, particularly school bus runs and services between town centres.

“We will keep the public updated throughout the week on the ACTION website but at this stage commuters and parents should start thinking about making alternative transport plans for Friday.”

Good luck everyone!

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No Bus Friday
Bussie 6:18 pm 21 Jun 10

Hey Hutch, why don’t you go back to sucking the bosses’ arseholes.

If we’re so overpaid how come ACTION has such a hard time hanging on to drivers?

Probably because new drivers don’t like having to wait 2-4 years to get a fulltime position. There’s usually overtime available but we don’t accrue leave or super on it so ACTION has a lot of fulltime equivalent drivers on the cheap.

Management wanted to play hardball this time so they’ve left us no option but to strike. They’ve previously allowed at least one stop work meeting at EBA time with buses off the road from 1000-1400. They didn’t this time so we had to strike just to be able to get together.

Sorry to all the people who are left stranded but it’s management’s fault. Take the opportunity to call in sick.

la mente torbida 4:57 pm 21 Jun 10

@georgesgenitals

in the big scheme of things, it ain’t that important

@Jim Jones

I don’t know you well enough

Jim Jones 4:17 pm 21 Jun 10

Inappropriate said :

I wonder how many people will go, “Oh f- this, I’m not going to work” on Friday because of this action?

None?

Inappropriate 3:52 pm 21 Jun 10

I wonder how many people will go, “Oh f- this, I’m not going to work” on Friday because of this action?

georgesgenitals 3:43 pm 21 Jun 10

la mente torbida said :

@georgesgenitals

please ignore aggression in previous post…I had a cranky moment

It’s all ok! I can see this is a subject that is important to you, and to be fair I was in a bit of a trolly mood, and was having a bit of a giggle to relieve what’s been a fairly difficult day.

It’s worth it to get a good response out of Woody, anyway… 🙂

Jim Jones 3:42 pm 21 Jun 10

la mente torbida said :

@georgesgenitals

please ignore aggression in previous post…I had a cranky moment

Do you need a hug?

la mente torbida 3:19 pm 21 Jun 10

@georgesgenitals

please ignore aggression in previous post…I had a cranky moment

la mente torbida 3:05 pm 21 Jun 10

@georges (I’m ignoring your genitals)

#871 seems a moot point IF YOU DON’T CATCH BUSES

Point #1 – catch a taxi, buses run to a schedule and it don’t revolve around your little universe (believe it or not)

Point #2 – unreliable? In 5 years of me catching buses daily – 2 non arrivals because of breakdown (if you don’t catch them, how do you know they are unreliable?)

Point #3 – expensive? check out Deans Buslines website for expensive

Point #4 – they smell – poor precious!

Go troll elsewhere

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:53 pm 21 Jun 10

Reason #871 why I don’t catch buses.

Reason # 872 – prone to exaggeration; holding arms THIS FAR apart may upset other passengers.

georgesgenitals 2:51 pm 21 Jun 10

la mente torbida said :

@georgesgenitals

Reason #871: You don’t catch buses because:

a) drivers are paid too much?
b) drivers go on strike?
c) not enough part-time drivers?

Please enlighten me.

The first few reasons go something like this:
#1 They don’t go when it suits me
#2 They are unreliable
#3 They’re expensive for what they are
#4 They smell, as do some of the regular users

This list continues until #871, which is:
#871 The drivers go on strike sometimes, which means the buses are unavailable anyway.

la mente torbida 2:42 pm 21 Jun 10

@georgesgenitals

Reason #871: You don’t catch buses because:

a) drivers are paid too much?
b) drivers go on strike?
c) not enough part-time drivers?

Please enlighten me.

74Daizies 2:19 pm 21 Jun 10

Are you aware that ACTION runs at a loss? If it’s privatised we can expect services halved, less drivers and more expensive fares.. at the minumum. The gov’t is doing us a favour by not selling it off.

Go to q’beyan and see how great the service is.

Wake up people. Privatisation is not the answer here.

As for the pay and conditions… if your a full-time driver then yes, your lucky. Think of all the other drivers, the 40% that are part-time and doing shifts. The pay isn’t so great then.

I’m just sayin…

georgesgenitals 2:18 pm 21 Jun 10

Reason #871 why I don’t catch buses.

la mente torbida 2:02 pm 21 Jun 10

@thehutch

out of curiosity, how often do you catch a bus?

thehutch 1:24 pm 21 Jun 10

Time to for the Government to grow some balls and privatise ACTION. There’s no doubt that an ACTION bus driver is overpaid and their conditions, in conjunction with poor Government vision, leave Canberra with a 3rd rate public transport system.

Must be a better way.

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