we will bargain together

EA Update: Today’s the first day you can vote to take Protected Action

16 August 2021

Dear Members,

By now you should have received your voting details with instructions on how to vote so that you can take protected industrial action.

In the email from CiVS (the electronic voting agent) you should have received an Instruction Sheet. The Instruction Sheet will contain the web address for the voting website, your randomly generated internet voting password, and instructions on how to vote.

This vote is important because without action both NSW Trains and Sydney Trains will continue to stall negotiations. They may be all talk, but we aren’t.

Your EA team has now sat through meetings with both NSW Trains and Sydney Trains that have been increasingly frustrating with both refusing to provide a full log of claims or respect our claim enough to hear from our combined delegates group together.

We can’t let NSW or Sydney Trains off the hook and let them get away with offering us a measly 0.3% again while their lawyers pocket the change, nor will we continue to be disrespected by their unwillingness to sit down and fairly bargain with our entire combined EA delegate team.

If you are yet to receive your voting details it should have been sent to both your work email, personal email and text. Please check your spam folders and if you can’t find contact the voting provider on 1300 798 994.

Voting closes on Monday 30th August at 1200 p.m.

We need as many members as possible to vote yes so that we can take strong collective action. If you have already voted, make sure your workmates have as well.

Remember to vote yes in every box for the respect you deserve.

In Solidarity,


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: 16/08/2021