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Queensland Rail executives will not receive bonuses this year, unless expressly stipulated in their contracts, due to the service’s poor performance.
Transport Minister Scott Emerson this morning announced the government would take measures to freeze all bonuses, saying the previous Labor administration had allowed the supplementary payments get out of control.
He said 1337 bonuses totalling $4.8 million were paid to QR executives in the 2010/2011 financial year.
That figure, he said, was not ''in line with community expectations'', particularly in tough economic times.
‘I accept that there are some circumstances where bonuses are required as part of an employment package, but $4.8 million is not an acceptable level, particularly when there is declining patronage and reliability reached a three-year low,'' Mr Emerson said in a statement this morning.
‘‘Labor announced in 2010 that executive pay would be linked to service delivery, the current leader of the opposition [former Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk] didn't follow through and let bonus payment get out of control.''
This article first appeared on www.brisbanetimes.com.au
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