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Compromising Deal on Redundancy Claim

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RedundancyLast year six KGT drivers were told the firm's contract with DHL would not be renewed and they would have to finish them up. They were told DHL might employ them directly but this didn't eventuate, and KGT laid them off last September.

In the meantime DHL decided to contract that work out to other firms - part going to GKR and part to Ellenbrook Transport.
The guys were offered work with one of the two firms - no break - same work at DHL.

Two of the six drivers were TWU members and our organiser Mick Connolly had a meeting with KGT regarding their entitlements.


KGT agreed to pay all entitlements except redundancy payments which the TWU argued should be paid. Eventually KGT applied to Fair Work
Australia asking to be excused from paying redundancy.

We opposed their application and went into bat for our members Murray McKenzie and Gabriel Dzieciol.
On January 7 commissioner Bruce Williams handed down his decision. He decided that KGT must pay 50% of the redundancy.
This was quite a reasonable outcome for our people because, as commissioner Williams pointed out, KGT had assisted in finding alternative employment for
the six drivers.
So Gabriel got just over $1200 gross and Murray in the region $2,250.
It pays to be a TWU member.