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Pay depending on workload - either way
12:26pm Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Letters to the Editor
I READ the article about the bus drivers’ protest (Gazette, June 29).
I am surprised any transport driver has the temerity to ask for more money because of the Olympics.
They get paid a wage to driver their buses from point A to point B. It makes no difference how many passengers they have on board. They are not put to any extra stress for carrying extra.
There are many other workers who have to go to work during the Olympics and cannot expect any bonus.
I believe everyone should be worthy of his labours. I would say all the transport personnel should get paid a bonus because they be expected to carry more passengers, although I do not know how they will get more passengers on their bus, on the condition it should be written into their contract of employment they should be deducted pay when the number of passengers drop.
They want more for carrying more, therefore they should get less when they carry less.
I would like to say to all those whiners, if you feel you are not getting enough for your job, you have the option of resigning and thereby creating job vacancies for those who just want to get a job with a reasonable wage. – NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED.