PTV cuts staff


Public Transport Victoria will cut 37 percent of its staff but no executives, says union

July 26, 2012

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) will cut 37 percent of its staff while the number of highly paid executives remains the same, according to Victoria’s Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU).

CPSU Victorian Assistant Branch Secretary Jim Walton says in April this year
34 of PTV’s 665 staff were executive officers earning between $182,000 and $240,000 a year.

Walton says PTV will
now cut 215 jobs, but
no executive
positions.

"If executive staff faced the same sort of cut there’d be 13 less of them and enough money for the jobs of 50 people facing the sack," Walton says.

Walton says the Premier had promised no more public service sackings would occur.

He says the latest cuts are on top of the 4200 announced so far and break a pre-election commitment.

"While our members are denied their pay rise and face a rocky future with the prospect of no job for several hundred of them, executives are secure and contractors are receiving payments of $1900 an hour," he says.

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