FW: Sat.7.7.18 daily digest
  Roderick Smith

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From: Roderick Smith [mailto:rodsmith@werple.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 10 July 2018 9:37 AM
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Subject: Sat.7.7.18 daily digest


180707Sa 'Canberra Times' - bus. [the item was sent yesterday].

180707Sa Metro Twitter:
- Dandenong sweet pastries.
- South Yarra doughnuts.
- Westall Nudie Juice.
- North Melbourne doughnuts.

180707Sa Melbourne 'Herald Sun':
- letters (graffiti, energy, electric bikes).
- Holiday activities: Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Puffing Billy, Easey's
- Book Ninja.
- energy, Paris agreement. with tdu.


Sat.7.7.18 Metro Twitter
Long lists of bustitutions.
9.15 Pick up a sweet treat from us at Westall station this morning, courtesy
of local trader Ciros Cakes & Biscuits.
10.00 We've teamed up with Nudie Juice this morning to give you the perfect
brekkie on the go at Westall station.
11.00 Sandringham line: This morning we're serving doughnuts to
train-replacement bus passengers at South Yarra station, sourced from
Community Bakery, South Yarra.
- 16.27 Worth getting the train for doughnuts
- 20.08 Why didn't Pascoe Vale get free doughuts? We got coffee within a
span of 3 hours, and those replacement buses caused my usual commute to be
an extra 50 minutes. Not good enough.
- Donuts = Daily Occurrence. Nothing Unusual. Trains Shutdown.
11.05 Sunbury line: Knock knock! Who's there? Doughnut. Doughnut Who?
Doughnut forget we're giving away tasty treats at North Melbourne station to
train-replacement bus passengers, sourced from Footscray Doughnuts & Coffee.

16.15 Find us at Westall station this afternoon with samosas from local
trader Taste of Taj in Clayton.

Drinking party breaks out on Tokyo Station platform as Shinkansen delay
strands travellers Jun 18, 2018.

Bus commuters in Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat to be hit by in TWU, CDC
wage battle.
Herald Sun July 7, 2018.
Bus drivers are set to go on strike next week. File image: John Appleyard.
THOUSANDS of bus passengers across the state face being left stranded with
drivers walking off the job in a bitter pay spat.
Unless an agreement between bus operator CDC Victoria and the Transport
Workers Union is struck, Tuesday will be commuter chaos when bus services in
Ballarat, Geelong and up to 49 metropolitan bus routes, in Melbourne's west,
inner east and southeast are affected.
Trains, trams and other bus services not operated by CDC, will operate as
Almost 600 CDC bus drivers will walk off the job for 24 hours in protest
over the 2.5 per cent pay rise - with the union demanding at least a 4 per
cent pay boost.
It will the first job walk-off to hit the bus industry in 20 years.
Public Transport Victoria boss chief executive officer Jeroen Weimar urged
both parties sort out the dispute and to put passengers first.
video: "Just drive": Woman abuses bus driver in Brunswick "This is a
disappointing development, which has the potential to cause real
inconvenience to many of our bus passengers, particularly as people travel
during school and university holidays," he said.
Passengers are being asked to consider other modes of transport in case the
industrial action happens.
TWU national vice-president John Berger said the company's offer has
"angered" and "insulted" members.
"These drivers work long hours from early morning to the dead of night in
performing an important community service," he said.
"The thanks they often get is being robbed and verbally and physically
abused by passengers, punched, kicked, knocked unconscious, having knives
and blunt objects pulled on the them with very little or no protection."
A full list of the potentially affected routes is available on the PTV
Melbourne: Routes 150, 151, 153, 160, 161, 166, 167, 170, 180, 181, 190,
191, 192, 400, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 414, 415, 417, 418, 419,
421, 423, 424, 425, 439, 441, 443, 461, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 601, 605,
606, 612, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 900
Ballarat: All bus routes.
Geelong: Routes 1, 10, 11, 12, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 43.
* Other mes? Ballarat has no other des apart from walking.
* Melbourne's public transport is not a patch on some of the major European
cities. Until we build a proper metro and have trains running every few
minutes, we simply won't be able to move the millions of people who are
living or will be living here. A second tunnel from Fisherman's Bend via
the CBD and Yarra Bend to Doncaster would be a great start.
* How did Melbourne Public Transport end up with having such a really
poor/inadequate public service? You cannot even access a timetable for all
PT Bus stops!
* Everything gets passed on to consumers. If the get 4% expect all myki
fares to go up soon by at least that
* So, are you saying that bus drivers shouldn't get a payrise, but should
donate their time to commuters (a huge percentage of which don't 'tap on'
anyway, so don't care how much it costs) for free?
* they are being offered a fair and reasonable pay rise. More than many in
the private sector are receiving.

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