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Nice Lift for Activ Drivers

« Back to News Articles Nice Lift for Activ Drivers

'And thanks to Janet and George for all their help'

Activ Industries and the TWU have been negotiating new bus drivers’ agreement for several months and the going has been fairly tough.

From the start we knew things would be difficult – money is tight pretty well everywhere at the moment.

Our log of claims was for a 3 year agreement with 4% annual pay rises.

However, Active said it could only offer a one year deal with a 1.5% pay rise.

After much toing & froing they came back to us with a 2.3% offer which surprised us a bit and has since been accepted by the drivers.

The rise will be back-dated to July 1. There were a few other wins too.

Casuals have had their minimum daily hours increasedfrom three to four.

And drivers will be paid for four hours when they attend meetings with the company.

There were also improvements to the disputes and consultation clauses.

I would like to sincerely thank Janet Philby and George Miskiewicz for all their help throughout the bargaining process.

In the next Wheel we will do a story on the wonderful work the Active drivers do.