Free travel this week across the entire Sydney train network
The Premier announced on Friday five days of free travel on the train network across NSW this week to ensure commuters are not inconvenienced by planned industrial action by the Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).
The RTBU has agreed to stop the planned industrial action next week.
Travel will is free on Sydney Trains, NSW Trainlink and Sydney Metro networks from today until 11.59pm Friday 25 November 2022. Commuters will be asked to continue to tap on and off, but will not be charged.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the decision was made because commuters have to come first.
“People need to get to work, go to school and go about their normal day without being disrupted by union strike action, Mr Perrottet said.
“On Thursday I had a very constructive meeting with Alex Claassens and the RTBU but it’s now time to remove barriers and take it all before an independent umpire for a resolution."
“Sydney commuters deserve nothing less. On Tuesday, the NSW Government will enter into negotiations with the RTBU seeking to agree terms to start a Fair Work managed arbitration."