Your TWU is helping a Gold Coast Chubb cash-in-transit driver with his unfair dismissal after being sacked for a safety-first decision.
The dismissal came after a driver took the safest restroom break option by peeing in a bag in the back of his truck because he couldn’t hold his bladder for his entire 11-hour shift.
“Cash-in-transit drivers work under tight deadlines with their every move watched,” TWU State Secretary Peter Biagini said.
“These drivers do not return to their depot for about 11 hours and are told to only use a restroom where its safe.”
“But to use a public restroom is a safety breach and to drive somewhere off their schedule, which is tracked by the company on GPS, they are reprimanded.”
“To protect himself, his colleague, his cargo and his company’s reputation, this driver took the decision to pee in the safety possible location – the back of his truck.”
“How is it fair that someone who is trying to the right thing for his company is sacked?”
A hearing is scheduled for later this year.