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Court rules in favour of Instant Bins subbie

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Instant Bins When owner driver Jovan Babich and Instant Bins had a parting of the ways early last year the break-up wasn't an amicable one.
John claimed the company owed him $4,450 for services performed and invoices submitted. He also said when Instant Bins removed their skip lifter from the
chassis of his truck they also took away other equipment including the rear lights and a hydraulic pump.

They had also deducted money from his earnings for alleged damages to a clients premises. Instant Bins made counter claims against John.

John came to the TWU with his complaints and we made an application to the Road Freight Tribunal and represented him at the hearing.

On Christmas Eve 2010 commissioner Kenner handed down a decision which conceded most points to John. Instant Bins were ordered to pay John $6,169 including the $4500 not paid plus $231 in interest. They also had to pay back the money deducted from John's earnings for the alleged damages and reimburse him for the gear that was taken off his truck.