The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding the State Government stop looking after mates and reinvest troubled LNP Michael Caltabiano’s $130,000 salary into Queensland.
Having been stood-aside since October on full pay for lying to the ethics committee, Transport Workers’ Union State Secretary Peter Biagini said Queenslander’s deserve to see their money being invested in the State, not political mates.
“Queenslanders deserve to see the benefits of where their tax-payer money is going,” Mr Biagini said.
“Queenslanders also deserve to see direction, and this government doesn’t have any.”
“We want to know what is happening.
“The worse kept secret is that Caltabiano is not coming back and that acting Director-General Neil Scales will take on the role.
“Why won’t the LNP Government just come out and say it?”
“This government is falling apart and is breaking this State in the process.”
“The salary the Government pays Caltabiano to do nothing should be going toward helping Queenslanders, not looking after Newman’s mates.”
“It’s not good enough.”
“We need duress alarms fitted on buses to help curb the violence and abuse bus drivers receive on a daily basis.”
“But this government continues to avoid helping Queenslanders.”
“They don’t care about the people of this state and they certainly have no regard for workers or their safety.”
“Acting Premier Jeff Seeney said this Government would change the law to allow forced redundancies.”
“This government is willing to change the law to kick out long serving police officers and nurses, yet keep paying one man who lied to an ethics committee.”
“Enough is enough.”
“The public deserve better and this government needs to change its priorities.”
Mick O’Brien – 0411 875 910