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Ocean
12-20-2018, 12:51 AM
The train drivers? union and transport bosses will come face-to-face again but there are fears that even if Sydney train strike is averted, rail chaos could still ensue.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 12:53 AM
A planned 24-hour Sydney train strike is still going ahead despite promising negotiations between unions and rail management. :(

Audi
12-20-2018, 01:02 AM
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Sydney train strike... :(

Ocean
12-20-2018, 01:36 AM
Our defense personnel don't get this sort of money, and how can someone that drives a training be paid the same as a teacher, nurse, paramedic. All the do is accelerate and brake, follow signals, all in a safe manner, they don't have to steer it, how can they justify what they earn now.

Ocean
12-20-2018, 01:37 AM
plus, tell me anyone in the past 5 years that has had more than a 2.5% increase, this is just greed.The government should stand their ground on this one, give the 6% to the doctors, nurses and emergency staff instead.

Audi
12-20-2018, 01:41 AM
We probably had the most movement we’ve had in a couple of months today, so everyone is working hard to get it resolved.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 01:43 AM
I'd do the job for $110k to $140K pa with the offered 2.5%, and not join the unions.

Arlo
12-20-2018, 01:50 AM
So train drivers deserve this increase above other services like police, nurses, teachers?

Ocean
12-20-2018, 01:52 AM
Arlo, Not in my eyes. I'd be happy for police, nurses, firefighters, ambo's to get a bigger increase though.

Jack
12-20-2018, 01:58 AM
Lousy service and daring to demand a 6% annual increase compounded over 4 years?

Ocean
12-20-2018, 02:00 AM
Jack, If I did that, I would be sacked immediately - union demand are getting ridiculous and this will cost the average Sydneysider more as they need to pay more for unreliable train services.

Oliver
12-20-2018, 02:03 AM
I think why they are strike on is that, Rail management has changed the schedule of Sydney trains and it has become hactic as the railway is lacking in employees.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 02:03 AM
According to TV news, train drivers get between $110,000 to $140,000 per year. That is in no way a low income earner and how does that justify asking for a 6% increase?

Bunny
12-20-2018, 02:04 AM
Nobody else in the working world that I know of, can get such an increase and I don't even know anyone earning that much. In particular for such a low skilled job like driving a train.These guys do not deserve it if they earn that much already. They should be real happy with the offered 2.5%.Unless this is about something else, then shame on them!

Arlo
12-20-2018, 02:08 AM
Have Sydney Trains employed QR ex employees K.Wright and M.Skinner & CO they have the knowledge and experience to fix your problem , just ask any one from SEQ who users trains .

Jack
12-20-2018, 02:11 AM
“This is a serious challenge for families and a serious economic challenge for the nation.

Audi
12-20-2018, 02:15 AM
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Rail union calls stop work after negotiations fail. :(