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V/Line chief executive James Pinder has been sacked from the regional rail operator, with a contract also ended with the cleaning company at the centre of a corruption probe.
The announcement comes as IBAC continues to investigate allegations of serious misconduct involving Mr Pinder, Transclean managing director George Haritos and Metro manager Peter Bollas.
V/Line Chair Gabrielle Bell said that, following the public hearings, the board of directors had terminated his employment immediately.
“The V/Line Board has also provided notice of termination of the contract with cleaning supplier Transclean Facilities Pty Ltd,” she said.
“V/Line will work to support the front-line cleaning staff who may be affected by this decision.
“The alleged conduct of both Mr Pinder and Transclean is not acceptable to V/Line under any
V/Line chief executive James Pinder. Picture: Alison WyndMs Bell said acting chief executive Gary Liddle would continue in his role until further notice.
“All V/Line employees and contractors are expected to uphold the highest levels of integrity and the board of directors is committed to ensuring this happens at all times,” she said.
“V/Line has fully cooperated with the IBAC investigation and will continue to do so.
“We will make no further comment at this time while the investigation and hearings continue.”
Opposition transport spokesman David Davis said the position of the V/Line board was no longer tenable.
“There is evidence that the problems go deeper and the inquiry will no doubt continue to dig into this,” he said.
“But an independent arms-length investigation is required.
“The coronavirus cleaning contracts should be fully reviewed, independently, now that people know the quality of the cleaning has not been up to scratch.”
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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