School bus services will be exempt from Friday’s Qld strike

School bus services will be exempt from Friday’s strike by Brisbane’s disgruntled council bus drivers.

It’s part of lengthy industrial action against their employers.

The Rail Tram and Bus Union – which is negotiating for safer buses, a wage increase and a new roster – says drivers will strike throughout the day on Friday.


The bus drivers stopped work for two hours, on Tuesday and Wednesday morning last week, and refused to take fares yesterday.

Commuters issues are expected during their Friday peak hour strike from 2pm to 6pm.

RTBU Bus Division Secretary Tom Brown said school bus services would continue as usual.

“I want to make something absolutely clear: we aren’t leaving schoolkids behind on Friday, we will get them to school and get them home despite (Brisbane City Council) walking away from their obligations,” he said.