Vouch for Bryan "Mucka" Ettridge' s honesty and integrity
Bryan has been an employee of Rio Tinto for 20 years with an exemplary record , without misdemeanour, but now finds himself facing the prospect of termination for allegedly misusing cab vouchers.
Having been approved to receive cab vouchers to attend a work meeting in the city from his place of residence in Gidgegannup, he decided to drive his own vehicle as he was yet to be in possession of the vouchers, and the fact that it was evident a taxi was not going to arrive to collect him on time, therefore it would have made him late for the compulsory meeting.
At a later date on a personal outing, and having not claimed reimbursement for the use of his personal vehicle through the Rio Tinto system, he has used the cab vouchers that were now in his possession after reasoning that it would be fair and just to do so based on the fact that the trip was shorter than the initial work related trip and therefore the company would not be disadvantaged. At no stage did Bryan believe he was acting dishonestly or in contradiction to company policies.
Despite his excellent untarnished standing within the Rio Tinto organisation of 20 years, respect from his peers, his team members and the communities of which he and his family have resided, his actions, which he has at no stage denied, have caused the company to consider terminating his employment.
If you are willing to vouch for his honesty, loyalty, trust, integrity, reliability, accountability and support him as a quality person who has unintentionally breached a company policy and should not be terminated, then please sign and pass on this petition.