Archive | August, 2012

The Wrong View

Many problems between operators and the ASTU can be attributed to the view that appears to be strongly held throughout this Department. I am surprised just how much it seems to affect every decision. I now realize this deep seated view was the basis for the original wrongly devised rates, and continues to be the […]

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Who Is Dishonest?

While operators have always sensed an ever present mistrust by the Department, it was still upsetting to have this confirmed as such at our meeting. There can never be any chance of solving the “Us and Them” situation while ever this reasoning exists. Perhaps if even a small amount of respect was shown to operators […]

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Misleading Rates

After our last meeting more thought was given to the way in which the rates were offered and agreed upon. It was quite frankly mind boggling to us when first brought up at the meeting in the city, but when confirmed by you that this was the way it was done, it seriously astounded both […]

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Establishing Estimations

It was hard enough with the structure of the Tender and the job requirements to make estimations based on nothing, yet we were to get as accurate a price as possible to submit. Imagine then, having to estimate for this new addition of unpaid loaded kilometres that we would have needed to include for this […]

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Update Campbelltown DEC Meeting

18th August 2012 Hello Members, This update brings with it more good news so I must say our effort in contacting the Ministers office has really paid off (excuse the pun). It was of immense pleasure to realize that operators, and their issues, are really being taken seriously and attempts are being made to rectify […]

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Campbelltown AST Meeting

QUESTIONS about categories. What is Phillip’s current understanding of the new method? What is David’s understanding of the contract clauses? When was the decision made to pay by student numbers? Who interpreted this method and made this decision? Who writes the contract? What date was the current contract (including amendments) finalized? Why wasn’t this change […]

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Progress News

15th August 2012 To Operators with the Assisted School Travel Program, We are writing to advise you of the progress of the Contractors Association in resolving ongoing issues experienced by Operators with the program. We invite you to support this organization by becoming a member. A meeting was held at the DEC office in the […]

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