Suez, the ACT’s garbage collection contractor, offered drivers an 8.3 per cent pay rise over three years on Monday to end the industrial action that had taken place over the last month. Their revised offer – up from 8 per cent – was turned down on Wednesday.
Suez presented three options to drivers at Monday’s meeting between the drivers union and the Fair Work Commission.
The first was a one-off gross payment of $250 for each employee covered under the current enterprise agreement (EA).
The second option was for a 0.3 per cent increase which could be added to any of the proposed yearly…