Bus driver gets compo for no dunny

A Lismore bus driver will be compensated after his working hours were cut when he complained there was no toilet at his bus depot, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The bus driver complained last year about a lack of basic amenities at his Eureka bus depot.

After the complaint, his employer re-assigned him to a different route and depot but his hours were reduced, resulting in a pay cut of $176 a week.

He drove for the Buslines Group Pty Ltd, the parent company of Northern Rivers Buslines at Lismore.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has determined that the lack of basic amenities at the Eureka depot breached the Northern Rivers Buslines enterprise agreement.

The company has been agreed to compensate the driver for lost income and conduct a self-audit of all its depots to ensure they have basic amenities.



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