REMEMBER TO TAP ON: The Metro Trains Industrial Action Has Been Called Off

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11 August 2019

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After a string of negotiations, it'll now be business as usual for Metro Trains staff as they call off industrial action on Monday 12th and Monday 19th of August.

Recently, it was announced that members of the Rail, Tram & Bus Union (RTBU) would keep the gates open at train stations, refuse to check tickets and not wear uniform on the day. In brief, Melbourne commuters were going to have a day of free rides.

On Sunday night, employees of Metro Trains Melbourne received an email stating that the planned strike would not go ahead.

"I am pleased to notify you that, over the course of the weekend, Metro has had constructive discussions with the RTBU, following which, the RTBU has withdrawn the industrial action which was proposed for the weeks commencing 12 and 19th August 19. Metro and the RTBY have committed to focus on bargaining during this time.

"As a result of today's update from the RTBU, the network will operate as normal tomorrow."

This comes after RTBU announced that Metro Trains drives will walk off the job between 10am-2pm on Tuesday August 27th.

 

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