QIRC Ruling A Win For All Waste Workers

Release date: 27/03/2014

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has found that domestic or commercial waste drivers cannot be represented by the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland (CFMEUQ).

TWU QLD News, 27 March 2014

This was a hard fight but a great win that not only benefits those at the Ipswich City Council, the target of the CFMEU QLD, but all waste workers across Australia.

The ruling came after the CFMEUQ spent three days trying to convince the QIRC that Ipswich garbo’s were not truck drivers, amongst other claims.

As the ruling states, ‘any person employed by Ipswich City Council in the occupation or calling of domestic or commercial waster driver is not eligible to be a member of the CFMEU QLD.’

This ruling is welcome news for all waste workers and sets precedent for waste worker representation.

Your TWU has a very long history of standing up for waste workers and this decision illustrates that.  And now the ruling has been made, your TWU is back to business and will continue to fight to secure a better deal for waste industry workers across Queensland.

Click here to read the original article at the TWU QLD website.

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