Commuters will NOT get free travel this week after the union blinked first in bitter fight over pay and train safety – but it’s not over yet
- NSW Commuters won’t get free travel as union backs down on opal card threat
- Rail, Tram and Bus Union threatened to turn off opal card reader machines
- NSW government took matter to Fair Work Commission and union backed down
NSW commuters will not get a free ride on trains next week after the transport union backed down from its plan to shut down Opal card reader machines.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union planned to turn off the machines from Wednesday as part of industrial action over demands for better pay and conditions.
The union already left the turnstile gates open…