'Hardline' route on bus driver pay negotiation went nowhere, ACT cabinet documents show

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated January 29 2022 - 8:13pm, first published 6:30pm
ACT Transport Workers Union sub-branch secretary Klaus Pinkas with ACT government minister Simon Corbell in the Civic Bus Interchange to announce the next phase of finalising the enterprise agreement for ACTION bus drivers in July 2011. Picture: Karleen Minney

The ACT government took a "hardline" approach to bargaining a new agreement with Canberra's bus drivers more than a decade ago, including using the media to show the drivers were already well paid and the service was inefficient, but ultimately backed down from their key demands.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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