THANK YOU VIO – Long-standing Ventura delegate

May 9, 2017

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) would like to thank Ventura delegate Vio Simian for all of his invaluable assistance and support over many years.

Like all TWU delegates, Vio spent much of his spare time working tirelessly to ensure his fellow members were treated fairly and with respect.

Vio, based at Ventura’s Moorabin depot, recently stepped-down from the role he held for just short of a decade and was presented with a special Certificate of Appreciation and a tankard by TWU Bus Industry Organisers Mike McNess and Bob Lean and Branch Secretary John Berger.

Vio, who has worked in public transport for nearly 30 years, has always been a strong and active union member and was part of the negotiating EBA committee for the last three bus industry EBA’s in 2008, 2011 and 2014.

Bus Industry Organiser Bob Lean said Vio always took on the role as delegate with much passion.

“Vio never wavered when it came to protecting his members, you always knew when Vio was at any meeting, and would miss him when he wasn’t,” Bob said. “Vio never does things by half and only knows one speed – full throttle.”

Well done Vio!



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