THREE Prior’s Bus Service drivers suspended from duty last week have been offered reinstatement, but are not prepared to accept the conditions offered.
The drivers told the Post/Star the direction by a Commissioner at the Industrial Relations hearing last week for the immediate reinstatement of the drivers did not contain any conditions.
The drivers were suspended after owner Ron Prior claimed the men had ‘set-up’ their colleague to be caught drink driving by police on July 24. However, police revealed last week that two parents contacted authotities after noticing the alleged intoxicated state of the driver.
Prior’s manager Paul Gilligan said he would only let the drivers return to work on the basis they were issued a formal written warning.
“[That] means that any future transgressions will result in immediate dismissal,” the letters state.
In response to Mr Gilligan, the drivers wrote: “ [We] have not breached any rules or protocols. In [our] opinion there have not been any actions to warrant a suspension or a written warning.”
One of the driver’s letter of suspension did not state he was involved in ‘setting-up’ his colleague, but he received the same conditions to return to work as the other two drivers.
This driver was not at work on the day the alleged drunk driver was caught.
Parties are to return to the Commission on August 21 and an arbitration hearing has been scheduled for Moruya Local Court on September 6.
Prior’s had not returned the Post/Star’s phone-calls at the time of going to press.
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