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By johnboy - 4 July 2011 5

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Simon Corbell has announced the agreement he’s reached with the Transport Workers Union to keep the buses rolling.

“It is important that the Government and the TWU reach a position quickly to ensure that bus services continue to run without interruption from industrial action, and this agreement is one that should prevent any further inconvenience to the travelling public.”

Key aspects of the government’s offer include:
• a 2.5 percent pay increase for 2010-11 followed by a three percent pay increase in 2011-12 and 2012-13
• a $650 sign on bonus;
• improved weekend rostering arrangements; and
• increased workforce flexibility in workshops.

Here’s hoping it meets with the comrade’s approval.

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Action agreement
Bussie 10:44 am 06 Jul 11

Keijidosha said :

I’d be hesitant to suggest that the GovCo system will provide reliable real time bus location info. They still haven’t managed to get the tagging/tracking bugs ironed out of MyWay yet.

It is now pretty obvious why the Govt has withheld real time data from the ANU project though. They want to avoid the 12 million dollar embarrassment that would come from giving away data to allow a bunch of students to deliver a comparable product for free.

I thought the ANU project was just going to tell you when the bus was due at the stop you were at not where the bus actually is. Getting bus location data to phones would surely be a much bigger project.

Keijidosha 2:16 pm 05 Jul 11

Bussie said :

Regarding the bus info thing I very much doubt that the iPhone app was going to be able to access real time data on bus location which is what the govt system will do.

I’d be hesitant to suggest that the GovCo system will provide reliable real time bus location info. They still haven’t managed to get the tagging/tracking bugs ironed out of MyWay yet.

It is now pretty obvious why the Govt has withheld real time data from the ANU project though. They want to avoid the 12 million dollar embarrassment that would come from giving away data to allow a bunch of students to deliver a comparable product for free.

The Frots 1:33 pm 05 Jul 11

Bussie said :

The deal isn’t signed yet, there still has to be a ballot of us drivers but the vast majority will accept it. We will get the same pay rises for 2011-12 and 2012-13 that the rest of the ACT publice services gets. That hasn’t been agreed yet.

Regarding the bus info thing I very much doubt that the iPhone app was going to be able to access real time data on bus location which is what the govt system will do.

Ah, okay. Thanks for the feedback. And good luck with the deal!

Bussie 1:24 pm 05 Jul 11

The deal isn’t signed yet, there still has to be a ballot of us drivers but the vast majority will accept it. We will get the same pay rises for 2011-12 and 2012-13 that the rest of the ACT publice services gets. That hasn’t been agreed yet.

Regarding the bus info thing I very much doubt that the iPhone app was going to be able to access real time data on bus location which is what the govt system will do.

The Frots 9:14 am 05 Jul 11

I was listening to this fool this morning. Nothing solid until 2013 at this stage. Not a very ‘hardened’ outcome I’m afraid.

On another note, they are apparently spending $12.5m on a bus software system which some students at the ANU have offered the ACT Government for free. Messr. Corbell was caught out rather badly this morning when he apparently misrepresented what the ANU students had in fact offered.

More to come on this one.

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