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Premier Gladys Berejiklian: Inconveniencing commuters is ‘inexcusable’

Premier Gladys Berejiklian is standing by Transport Minister Andrew Constance as negotiations continue to prevent transport workers striking for 24-hours.

The Premier tells Chris Kenny inconveniencing the public in favour of industrial action is “inexcusable”.

“The end objective should be to avoid that industrial action of the 29th of January. None of us want to see that happen.

“You can’t subject the public into what should be a set of negotiations that should happen behind closed doors.”

Ms Berejiklian has denied unions deliberately caused transport chaos last week by encouraging members to call in sick.

“I’m not going to cast dispersions on that.

“The facts were last week we had lightning strikes, we had major track work and we had an extra number of people on sick leave than we expected.”

The Premier also commented on truck accidents, Victoria’s African gang crisis and the controversial Return and Earn scheme.

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