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Metro Tasmania has today (7 March) appealed a Federal Court decision relating to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and payment of overtime to Burnie-based drivers between 2012 and 2020.

Metro CEO Katie Cooper said the company was disputing the decision for payment of rostered Saturday work at the Full Bench of the Federal Court.

“It is Metro’s position that the payment of time and a half for the Saturday work between 2012 and 2020 was correct and in line with the MOU and the Bus Operator EA’s 2013 and 2016,” she said.


In September last year, a Burnie bus driver filed an application in the Federal Court against Metro claiming that the company had paid him an incorrect rate of pay for Saturday shifts for which he had volunteered.

In November 2021, the Registrar of the Federal Court supported Metro’s position.

The Rail Tram and Bus Union appealed this decision which was overturned.