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Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mander says the resignation of Queensland Rail's chairman is a sign Labor's "rail fail" is here to stay, after Phillip Strachan announced he would be leaving the job yesterday amid the executive bonus furore.
The ABC understands Queensland Rail (QR) directors Paul Wallis and Sandra Birkensleigh have also resigned.
"There is no end in sight to this mess," Mr Mander said.
"If the Premier was serious about ministerial accountability, she should act and sack Transport Minister Mark Bailey immediately."
The State Government appointed Mr Strachan as QR chairman in February last year on the back of his "comprehensive review" of problems with train crewing practices.
Earlier this week it was revealed the QR board had approved $3.6 million of bonuses for senior management, despite ongoing issues with the rail network.
The Queensland Government was forced to intervene to block bonuses of up to 15 per cent, which would have been given to about 380 senior staffers.
Speaking on Wednesday, Transport Minister Mark Bailey called the board's decision a "serious error of judgment".
"I was furious and I think commuters would be furious as well, so I made the point very clear, so that's why a directive was issued at the earliest possible time by myself and the Deputy Premier to stop this occurring and it won't go ahead," Mr Bailey said.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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