RTBU win for Region 6!
We finally have a result from the Federal Court about the Easter Saturday dispute.
The appeal by Transit Systems has been dismissed and the Court has recognised that our members deserve to be paid as they have been since 2013 for public holidays that fall on a Saturday.
That is, when someone is rostered off on a Saturday where a holiday falls, if they have worked 10 Saturday shifts in the previous 12 months, they are paid 7hrs 36mins even if they’re not rostered on.
The court was particularly scathing in its decision, saying near the end:“Even if the applicant had a point, which it does not…”.
Hopefully this is an end to the matter and we can finally have our ex-STA members paid as they should have been. We won’t know for 30 days, which is the time TSA has to lodge an appeal. Maybe common sense will finally win out and they’ll stop with the pointless legal manoeuvres, but time will tell.