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Everybody Out

Everybody Out is the official news bulletin of APTIA. Sent directly to APTIA Members each month, the bulletin reports on current and breaking Industrial Relations news, stakeholder news, recent industry decisions as well as important industry dates.  Below is the most recent version of the Everybody Out. Archive copies of Everybody Out are available to APTIA Members (please visit our Membership Area for more information on how to become a Member or to login to the Membership Area).

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August 2018 edition

APTIA Everybody Out - August 2018 APTIA Everybody Out - August 2018 (1084 KB)


Election to the APTIA Council
Every four years elections are held to elect APTIA Council members. These elections have recently been conducted by the Australian Electoral Office and the results of the elections are reflected in the declaration from the AEC as set out in this month's Everybody Out. Congratulations to each elected Council member. APTIA welcomes two new Council members: Leanne Griffith from the Entrance Redbus and Nikki Garbett from Keolis Downer for their elections. Elections are currently being conducted to elect the Office Bearers of APTIA.

Bus Industry Census
The Bus Industry Confederation and the Bus Australia Network is conducting a bus industry census to seek information about the public transport industry. The census is open to all organisations operating buses and/or coaches in Australia and contact has been made to BIC members. The last industry census was conducted in 2003. The information collected in this current survey will provide a critical map of industry trends relating to bus and coach fleets and services, and employment over the last 15 years. This census will provide valuable insight about our Industry and our contribution to the Australian economy. The survey contains the following important checklists.

Family & Domestic Violence Leave and Enterprise Agreements
On 1 August 2018 a term providing 5 days of unpaid leave to deal with family and domestic violence came into operation in all modern awards. This entitlement applies to all employees, including casuals. When assessing an enterprise agreement for the better off overall test (BOOT), the agreement is compared against the award as in force at `test time', being the date, the agreement was lodged with the Fair Work Commission. Whether an agreement contains an entitlement for leave to deal with family and domestic violence will be considered by the Member assessing each agreement lodged for approval from 1 August 2018 for compliance with the BOOT.

Strike Averted
(As reported in the Melbourne Age Newspaper 15 August 2018)
A major bus strike in Victoria threatening to cruel the commute of tens of thousands of people on Thursday has been called off after an 11th hour intervention by the Andrews government. A breakthrough in negotiations between the Transport Workers Union and bus operators Transdev and CDC Victoria has been brokered by the government three months out from an election. The action would have shut down a total of 120 bus routes, and one third of the metropolitan bus network, with more than 1000 drivers at Transdev and CDC set to walk off the job.

 

 

 

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