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Another day, another IR spat: Who’s poisoning the waterhole?

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HC Online | 21 Feb 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Just yesterday we reported on the IR dispute escalating within Victoria Legal Aid – today Metro bus drivers in Tasmania walked off the job between 10am and 2pm.
  • Robbie | 21 Feb 2013, 03:51 PM Agree 0
    I wouldn't be happy with 2% either...
  • serious? | 21 Feb 2013, 04:01 PM Agree 0
    god forbid they would work 5 hours straight. Simple solution is not let HR negotiate agreements. Engage a IR professional with proven on the ground experience.
  • Harley | 21 Feb 2013, 04:46 PM Agree 0
    It reads no more than 5 hours. Would you want to be driven around by someone who has been doing an 8 hour shift? Four days in a row? Normally workers fight against short shifts because of the implications for shift penalties (standard workplaces a shift starting after 10 would need to be at least 8 hours to get a penalty). So, if they are being paid for working 5 hours, whats wrong with that?
  • Peter | 22 Feb 2013, 10:07 AM Agree 0
    because this dispute relates to an as yet 'proposed' EBA (not EBT?) we don't have a lot of information to run with. The only thing that makes sense to me with regard to the 5hrs is the EBA suggests drivers may have to drive more than five hours continuously. That seems over the top when it is only recently we have been pushing driver fatigue management protocols??
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