They start when we are sleeping, their trucks roll when we’re awake, they are the Central Coast Garbos who drive for Remondis picking up the bins around our suburbs.

This Friday morning join Central Coast MP’s – David Harris, Member for Wyong and David Mehan, Member for The Entrance as they take part in a yearly tradition, providing some Christmas cheer to our Central Coast Garbos. Members of the Media are welcome.

David Harris and David Mehan will be meeting and talking with Garbos and some of their families on their morning break at Café Pennoz in the Tuggerah Business Park.

Date: Friday 23 December 2016

Time: 10:30am to 11:00am

Place: 2075 Reliance Drive in the Tuggerah Business Park (cafepennoz.com.au)

Who:

  • David Harris, MP for Wyong
  • David Mehan, MP for The Entrance
  • Remondis Drivers (and Trucks) and some family members
  • Officials from the Transport Workers Union of NSW

There is a serious side to the morning – as well as the chance to share some Christmas spirit.

As local MPs, David Harris and David Mehan understand the importance of supporting local workers on the Central Coast. The Drivers who work for Remondis, picking up the bins for Central Coast Council are locals too. They work where they live.

Ian Reynolds, the Administrator of the Central Coast Council along with CEO Rob Noble have publicly walked away on the issue of protection of the pay and conditions of Central Coast Garbos working for Remondis.

Richard Olsen, Secretary, Transport Workers Union of NSW said “Hard working Garbos are heading into the Christmas season with no idea about the future of the waste contract for the Central Coast. Council was supposed to have issued a tender in 2016. Remondis has taken to the Courts to reduce Drivers’ pay which will impact on families. Workers want clauses inserted into the Council Tender documents that guarantee their job security and conditions.”

The Transport Workers’ Union of NSW is calling on the Central Coast Council to ensure that they will protect pay and conditions for local Garbos who support their community.

Media Inquiries – Colin Henderson – 0405 625 208

Transport Workers' Union NSW
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