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Perth bus drivers walked off job for better conditions


(11 October 2018) Perth bus drivers have voted to continue their campaign of industrial action. The dispute comes after negotiations broke down between the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Transdev, a contractor which supplies drivers for Transperth services.
 
The drivers are calling for a 3 per cent annual pay rise, more annual leave and greater job security, but Transdev was not coming to the table.



TWU organiser Kari Pnacek said most drivers were casual or part-time, and they wanted greater employment certainty.
 
"These workers have been in negotiations for over eight months with Transdev and the company still hasn't put one single cent on the table," she said.
 
"What they're fighting for is job security and full-time employment."
 
She said bus drivers in the next suburb received five weeks' annual leave a year, and the drivers were seeking parity.
 
"Transdev has the opportunity to settle this and get people back to work," Ms Pnacek said.
 
"Drivers don't want to disrupt people's travel to work or getting their kids to school but this company really need to do the right thing. This is about dignity and respect."
 



Letter Above: International solidarity from United States and Canada for the WA Transdev drivers who've walked off the job.

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