UNION WINS BIG BACK PAY CLAIM
Excess travel time dispute
The Union is pleased to advise members that the dispute over Excess Travel Time whilst on loan to another depot has had a major victory albeit there is still more to go.
State Transit conceded that bus operators are entitled to be paid excess travel time payment whilst performing DOC’s at another depot. State Transit also conceded that the onus of processing this payment is up to the Depot Manager and roster clerk to work out if an operator is entitled to then pass on to payroll to be processed. The bus operators are not required to fill in or sign travel time forms.
State Transit don’t concede that they are required to pay excess travel time for Sundays whilst performed at another depot. The Union still disputes this fact and this dispute will be escalated to Unions NSW as per the disputes settlement procedure.
What does this mean for drivers?
State Transit are paying six years back pay for unpaid travel time for DOC’s .
- IN OCTOBER 2014 DRIVERS RECEIVED 1 YEAR BACK PAY FOR DOC TRAVEL TIME
- Drivers received in November, December 2014 another 2 years on top off the 1 year already paid.
- State are in the process of paying another 3 years of payments which will take in total 6 years back pay for excess travel time whilst performing a DOC at another depot other than your home depot.
- You will only receive these payments if you are entitled to travel time in the first instance.
This part of the Excess Travel Time dispute is completed and the Union will keep members informed of the progress on the Sunday Excess Travel time dispute.