Brisbane Will Get FREE Bus Fares For Rest Of The Week

Failed to come to agreement

Brisbane Will Get FREE Bus Fares For Rest Of The Week

Brisbane bus drivers will be refusing to collect fares for the remainder of the working week after the council and union again failed to negotiate a new agreement resolving pay, roster and safety issues. 

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union met with Brisbane City Council on Tuesday to discuss a resolution but did not come to an official agreement. 

RTBU spokesman Tom Brown told AAP there had been 'some progress' made but not enough to end this week's industrial action. 

Unionised drivers will be adding an extra day (Friday) of free travel to commuters and will not be wearing uniforms, according to Mr Brown. 

"We expect our guys to get right into the spirit of this," he said. 

"The public has been very supportive of us so it's an opportunity to say thank you to the public for their support."

It's been revealed the council proposed a 2.5 per cent pay rise each year for three years, but the RTBU want 3.5 per cent, leaving the pay issue unresolved. 

The next meeting between the two parties is scheduled for next week. 

The action comes after bus drivers walked off the job for four hours last Wednesday and refused to collect fares on Friday.

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