In this global crisis, the NSW Government is still trying to privatise Sydney’s bus network.
Bus drivers are on the roads every day, keeping Sydney moving despite the risk to their personal safety. But the NSW Government is ploughing ahead with its plans to sell off our buses to private operators – and now transport workers don’t know if they’ll have a secure job once the crisis is over.
*Travis, a local Sydney bus driver, is one of them. He’s written to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian asking her to stop her attempts to privatise the rest of Sydney’s bus network, and his job.
Will you add your name to his letter?
We already know that privatisation doesn’t work. Privatising buses in Sydney’s inner west and Newcastle has massively reduced on-time running. Routes have been cut, stops closed and workers’ conditions have nosedived.
Despite the overwhelming evidence and the pandemic we are facing, the NSW Government is plouhing ahead with its unjustifiable privatisation agenda.
We know the government won’t stop here. Our city’s entire public transport network, and our public assets more broadly, are in danger of being sold off to corporations that will run them for profit, not people.
Public services and public jobs will be crucial to our state’s recovery from this crisis. Add your name to Travis’ letter and tell the Premier to stop privatising our transport now.
The NSW Government will only listen if we fight to be heard – and many voices are louder than one.
*Name has been changed to protect identity.