After 42 years’ working his way to the top of Australia’s most profitable public utility, Maltby, a career public servant was out on his ear.
Merry Christmas, George Maltby.
Below is a comment from one of our members:
It was interesting about the sacking of George Maltby.
The way we saw it was that George offered 2 years salary to the retrenched OTC workers. Bob Hawke who was PM at time refused as the guidelines for retrenchment in the Australian Public Service was 1 year and the government was retrenching a number of Australian government wharfies, if we got it he would have to pay them the same.
George pointed out that the OTC Act entitled OTC to fix the wages and guidelines therefore he was within his rights to offer two years, Hawke disagreed and got him sacked.
As far as I was concerned Hawke cost me 1 year’s wages. As I was 60 at the time I went out on the superannuation at a slightly reduced rate.
George Maltby was a very good General Manager who didn’t have the job very long. He was one of us having worked for OTC for many years.