Sydney commuters will be able to take the train for free for a week after Premier Dominic Perrottet took steps to stop more strikes on the state’s rail network.
The Rail, Tram, and Bus Union (RTBU) was asked to meet with Mr. Perrottet in a hurry on Thursday. This was the state government’s last-ditch effort to stop planned disruptions next week.
Alex Claassens, the secretary of the RTBU, had said that trains would run on a weekend schedule on Monday and Friday if the government didn’t meet one of the union’s two requests.
It included giving customers free transportation, which the prime minister has now promised to do for a whole week.
“It’s been a long time. Giving free travel for a week will stop workers from going on strike “Mr Perrottet said.