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Rio Tinto is fac­ing a dis­grun­tled work­force in the Pil­bara, where some staff be­lieve they face slashed su­per­an­nu­a­tion con­tri­bu­tions af­ter mov­ing to a new labour con­trac­tor. Again the worker is pe­nalised. The change of con­trac­tor would of been for one rea­son only, they were cheaper. The multi­na­tion­als are still mak­ing prof­its, yes prof­its, while the work­ers’ wages and con­di­tions are slowly be­ing eroded. Bren­dan Bell My un­der­stand­ing is that Rio em­ploy­ees on a con­tin­u­ous ros­ter are paid su­per on a 38-hour week ba­sis but they are also on a salary so are ef­fec­tively be­ing "paid" for their time off. Lori Aber­nethy Drink-driv­ing charges in WA for the past eight years could be called into ques­tion in a Kar­ratha case be­fore the courts, in which a lo­cal lawyer is claim­ing the breath-anal­y­sis equip­ment used by WA Po­lice may be in­valid. Lawyer­ing at its finest . . . if you can't find an­other way home then don't drink . . . pretty sim­ple re­ally. So fed up with peo­ple get­ting caught and hav­ing a whinge. It is pos­si­ble to have a good night with­out get­ting ham­mered. Lara Hinch­cliffe You got caught drink-driv­ing, take re­spon­si­bil­ity for your ac­tions like any nor­mal per­son. Ad­mit you made a big mis­take. Shan­non McPhar­lin Lo­cal po­lice pinged a num­ber of driv­ers for speeding in an area of Great North­ern High­way, where a se­ri­ous crash claimed the lives of two peo­ple, this month. Throw the book at them they don't de­serve to be on the road. Anne Waghorn Hap­pens ev­ery­day. Rarely see po­lice on the high­way south of Auski. Ian Williamson

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