The employer of garbage truck drivers in the ACT claims they’re among the highest paid in the country, as further strike action looms.
Drivers have walked off the job for a third straight week, as they fight for a 4 per cent pay rise each year for the next three years.
Employer Suez claims the workers are already earning up to 10 per hour more than their interstate counterparts – with a base hourly rate of more than 37 dollars an hour.
The company will meet with the Transport Workers Union on Monday for further discussions.
Meanwhile, a temporary drop-off site is now open on Phillip Avenue, near the old Ainslie Transfer Station, for inner north and south residents who missed out on having their rubbish collected yesterday.