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Brian changes track after 32 years

Jun 9, 2011Update

Pacific National veteran and long-time RTBU delegate Brian Glover has farewelled his colleagues and accepted a job with rival operator Freightliner.

Brian resigned from PN after being stood down in controversial circumstances six weeks ago.

Far from having ‘let the bastards won’, Brian said he was very happy to leave PN after 32 years and gain another good job in the industry.

“To all of my colleagues at Pacific National I wish to thank one and all for your kind sentiments which I received during my stand-down and since I tendered my resignation,” said Brian.

“It has been a wonderful 32 years on the foot-plate and I have many fond memories of working with many of you.

“Heartfelt thanks to you all for the support given to me over the years as both an engineman and as a delegate.”

Brian also thanked the RTBU for all the support during his career at PN, particularly during the recent dispute.

“The Union provided all the assistance that one could hope for,” he said.

RTBU Freight Organiser Steve Wright said Brian’s move from PN’s biggest depot, Hunter Valley Coal, was a loss to the union as he has been an active delegate and held many positions in the loco division, including Depot Organiser, OHS Rep and Divisional President.

“Progressively over the last ten years, it has been a hard slog to be a union official and constantly under attack from hostile employers and managers. Brian has had more than his share,” said Steve.

“I am sorry that we have lost a passionate delegate but I know Brian will assist and mentor other drivers in whatever company he works for, in the belief that they need to stick up for themselves and protect their conditions.”

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