It has just come to our attention that there may be an issue with bus services next week. Below is the letter from Kinetic about the potential impact.
Impacts to school bus services on Tuesday 31 January 2023
It is with regret that I write to inform you of planned protected industrial action being taken by the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) and an Independent Bargain Representative that will have a significant impact on Gold Coast and Tweed bus services on Tuesday 31 January 2023.
We will endeavour to run as many school buses as possible to ensure student safety however this will significantly impact all other services with delays and cancellations expected from 12.05am Tuesday 31 January to 12.05am Wednesday 1 February.
Students are encouraged to seek alternative travel arrangements where possible.
Students, parents, and staff should also be advised that if they currently take a public bus service they will need to make alternative arrangements on the day.
We deeply regret the impact this industrial action will have on our passengers and the community who rely on our services to access schools and other facilities.
In an effort to avoid this protected action Kinetic has presented the TWU and drivers with an immediate pay increase of 8.2%, back dated to October 2022, to be followed by a minimum 4% increase from October 2023. This offer is above wage rate increases called for by the TWU during industrial action taken on 20 December 2022.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Kinetic Customer Experience Team directly on (07) 5552 2700.