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Bad News For Crows Fans Attending Friday Night’s Game

Anyone planning on taking public transport to this Friday night’s Crows V West Coast game could be in for a night of chaos.

Adelaide Metro workers have announced a train drivers’ strike in a dispute with the state government over wage rates and working conditions.

Train controllers, station staff and ticket inspectors are also expected to walk off as part of the industrial action.

Rail Tram and Bus Union state secretary Darren Phillips announced the plans late last week, warning of a stop-work meeting between 10am and 2pm on Thursday and a peak-hour strike on Friday, which would see rail services cut off between 6am and 10am, and 3pm and 7pm.

“It’s a shame that it’s come to this but we’ve gone without a pay rise for 900 days and enough is enough,” he said.

“The ball is now in the Government’s court and, depending on a new offer, it’s never too late to halt the strike.

“However, we can’t rule out further action.”

Peter Malinauskas, acting transport minister, has said that extra buses will be put on to minimise disruption, but anyone travelling to the game is advised to leave extra time.

“The union has timed their industrial action to maximise the disruption to the South Australian public, which I think is incredibly disappointing and entirely unnecessary,” Mr Malinauskas told 9 News.

Adelaide Football Club are reporting that while trains are expected to run to a regular weekend timetable, the extra “Footy Express” services won’t be in operation.

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