Govt has failed to grasp the ACTION nettle, again

By Graham Downie
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:20am, first published November 6 2015 - 5:42am

The option of saving about $47 million annually from ACTION's operating budget within 10 years has been rejected by the government, which is instead opting to renegotiate an enterprise agreement in 2017. Given its record since assuming office in 2001, there can be little confidence that the government will seriously grasp the nettle of significant restrictive work practices which greatly contribute to the inefficient and costly operation of Canberra's bus service.

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