RTBU boss says train strike could have been avoided
In an explosive interview with Joe Hildebrand on Afternoons, Rail, Train and Bus Union (RTBU) Secretary Alex Claassens has revealed this week’s Sydney train strike could have been avoided.
Mr Claassens explained that the offer of $264 million to modify trains due to safety concerns was never provided to the unions in writing.
“All we want is a commitment to say that $264 million is there to fix the train, we’re happy to sign a deed tomorrow,” Mr Claassens said.
Mr Claassens also revealed that on Thursday morning the RTBU offered prepared documents to Transport Secretary Rob Sharpe, the signing of which would ease the industrial action.
In the Afternoons interview, Alex Claassens provided a chronology of the negotiations as well as a detailed account of the safety concerns held by the unions.
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