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The New Daily: One-third of qualified train drivers recruited for Melbourne were poached from NSW

Feb 1, 2018News

One-third of qualified train drivers recruited last year by Victoria’s Metro Trains were poached from New South Wales, The New Daily can reveal.

Sydney’s rail network has buckled in recent weeks as a new and more intensive timetable slathered on 1500 extra weekly services. And a dispute over pay and conditions, including unreasonable overtime hours, almost culminated in a 24-hour strike on Monday.

Drivers have widely claimed Sydney Trains crew were moving interstate for better pay and a lower cost of living.

Read the full story on The New Daily here. 

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