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16 Jan 2020 | 10:01 AM UTC

Australia: Tram strikes planned in Melbourne January 28, 30

Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) calls for tram strikes in Melbourne January 28, 30; transportation disruptions expected

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Event

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) has called for strikes on Tuesday, January 28, and Thursday, January 30, to demand increased pay and better working conditions. Strike actions will take place from 10:00 to 14:00 (local time) on both days, coinciding with high profile tennis matches amid the Australian Open tournament.

Transportation delays and an increased demand for taxis and other means of public transport are expected.  

Advice

Individuals in Melbourne are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, budget additional time for travel, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.