Territory And Municipal Services have announced that Deane’s Buslines are going to do the work ACTION won’t:
Following the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union’s (AMWU) notification earlier this week that their members would not be undertaking overtime work in ACTION depots, a decision has been made to engage Deane’s Buslines to provide chartered services to the Canberra Raiders match and the Black Opal Stakes on Sunday.
“While the AMWU was told in Fair Work Australia on Wednesday that their members could not take unprotected industrial action, ACTION has limited staff working this weekend,” said Director, ACTION, James Roncon.
“Many of the staff that would normally have worked withdrew their labour on Tuesday and Wednesday this week meaning there will likely be a shortage of mechanics to perform routine bus maintenance over the weekend in readiness for the Tuesday morning peak school and work bus commuters.
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“In order to protect our core responsibility of delivering week day and also weekend route services, Deane’s Buslines will now be providing services to and from the Canberra Raiders match and services from the Black Opal Stakes on Sunday.
“Deane’s has provided similar services in the past and always done a good job.