we will bargain together

2 December 2021

Dear Members,

On 13 December, RTBU members will be banning any work with contractors at Sydney

Trains and NSW Trains.

What this means is that if there are contractors doing the same job as you are, or otherwise contributing to the job you are doing, then that work is banned from 13 – 15 December for as long as contractors are doing that work.

This ban supports our claim to boost permanent direct employment and reduce the use of contractors on our railways.

Remember, this action isn’t against those workers who are contractors. They deserve good, fair, full-time jobs and not to be subjected to exploitation and insecure employment. But it’s not fair that our jobs are under threat because Sydney and NSW Trains chooses to engage labour at the cheapest price.

This is all of our fight, and we are all doing our bit. Together, we will win.

In Unity,


Issued & authorised by Alex Claassens, Secretary, Rail, Tram and Bus Union – NSW Branch

Level 4, 321 Pitt Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 92642511
Fax: (02) 92611342

Last modified: 02/12/2021