Sydney rail strike: Mass chaos sets train network as wage dispute continues


Commuters across Sydney have been warned of massive delays as the rail system would be shut down amid a major strike.

Commuters in Sydney must prepare for delays on the rail network, with mass closures expected as part of workers’ strikes.

Due to the action of the Rail, Bus and Tramunie, the trains will be unmanned between 8 p.m. on Monday and 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

However, the first outages will begin at 3 p.m. Monday and thousands of express services are expected to be canceled.

This will increase at 6pm when all services are expected to become significantly less frequent.

Road users are also warned about heavier than normal traffic.

“You should consider driving, working flexibly and using alternative modes of transport where possible, including regular metro, buses or ferry services,” Transport for NSW said in a statement.

“Keep in mind that taxis and rideshare are also expected to be in high demand.”

RTBU NSW Secretary Alex Claassens said the strike was caused by the “shocking handling of transport by the NSW government”.

“Instead of making progress and addressing the obvious shortcomings, the Perrottet government is pushing to cut back on basic worker safety needs,” he said.

“We want commitments to basic sanitation, security and privatization and we simply cannot let the NSW government get away without delivering them.”

The strike comes a week after workers refused to operate foreign-made trains, despite the majority of the network’s rail fleet.

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