Senator Deborah O’Neill has welcomed the agreement local workers and their union have reached with the Central Coast Council to end the garbage truck drivers’ deadlock.
“Instead of locals being kicked out of their jobs when a new contractor comes along our great local garbos and their families now have job security,” Senator O’Neill said.
“This is a victory for local workers and our local community.
“This agreement keeps food on the table for hundreds of local families and safeguards local jobs from severe cuts to pay and conditions.
“Cuts to the take-home pay of hard-working local waste workers simply mean less to spend in our local businesses.
“Our local waste workers had to fight for two years against a Liberal-controlled council and a Liberal-imposed amalgamation and administration just to get the same pay for the same work.
“As a Labor Senator, I am proud to have supported our local workers.
“I wish to congratulate the Transport Workers Union for finding a compromise that protects workers’ rights and also guarantees reliable service delivery for the Central Coast community.”
SOURCE: Media release, 27 Mar 2017
Scott Coombes, Office of Deborah O’Neill