Atlantis Foundries provided subsidised transport between home and work for weekly-paid workers, which monthly paid employees could also use, if they so wished. The service was not of much use to monthly-paid employees because the taxis left on the return trip at the weekly-paid workers’ knock-off time, which was an hour earlier than that of the monthly-paid employees. After representations from monthly-paid staff, Atlantis Foundries agreed to extend the transport scheme to all monthly-paid staff, with the exception of those who resided in the Malmesbury area. Those employees cried foul, and referred a dispute to the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council.

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