If You Wanted To Catch The Bus Home Today, There's Something You Should Know

Get ready for more chaos!

If You Wanted To Catch The Bus Home Today, There's Something You Should Know

Start preparing how you'll get home - angry bus drivers are continuing on with their strike action.

Despite being ordered by the Industrial Relations Commission to get back to work, around 1,200 drivers still won't get back behind the wheel.

They're protesting over the State Government's plan to privatise what's known as Region 6, which takes in the Leichhardt, Burwood, Kingsgrove and Tempe depots.


RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva says they had no choice but to take a stand.

"Under this Minister's plans there will be wholesale and permanent cuts to bus stops and the bus routes. We will not stand for it," he said.

"This Minister is a compulsive liar and a fraud! He has lied to workers and now he is trying to con the people of Sydney into believing a private operator can somehow fix Sydney's traffic gridlock to make buses run on time. He is a fraud. He is a phoney... and we will not stand for it."

Paramatta Road was chockas this morning, as commuters hopped into Taxis or Ubers to get to work. 

The Transport Minister has responded, accusing the unions of being "reckless" and "selfish", and demonstrating contempt for their customers.

"Not only contempt in the way in which they issued this strike between 5 and 6pm last night, but they've also now shown contempt for a court ruling, where they've been ordered back to work - and that's where they should go."

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