RTBU concerned about State Budget job losses
The Loco Division is pleased to see funding in the State Budget for the purchase of land for the North West Rail link. This is a positive move towards the development and implementation of a much-needed large-scale rail transport plan that will address the needs of the major growth areas of Sydney. Transport planning in this state has been held back for a number of years by a significant lack of funding.
However, the RTBU is gravely concerned about the loss of 5,000 jobs from the public sector as no great detail has been supplied as to where these losses will occur and the previous history of Liberal Governments’ “slash and burn” mentality when it comes to the public sector is still fresh in our minds.