Union win on travel time payments
Through a routine dispute over excess travel time payments for drivers on loan from North Sydney to the Northern Beaches, the RTBU discovered the Northern Beaches General Manger was not paying the drivers their correct entitlements.
As a result, the RTBU demanded an audit on all depots across the network to see if this was an issue elsewhere.
The Union found that some 230 drivers had not been properly paid their excess travel payments since 1 July last year – some of these drivers were owed multiple payments.
STA has now committed to paying what they owe to these drivers and they will see an addition to their bank accounts in the coming weeks.
The Union is continuing their investigations on this issue and holding further meetings with STA management to see just how much further back this issue goes.