Meet Nanise Tupou, woman behind the wheels

Nanise is part of Cleanaway's female truck drivers collecting recyclables from our container deposit scheme

Our People

September 11, 2019

Highlights

"Equality for me, at Cleanaway, means that when I come in I don’t get treated any different or get bubble wrapped because I’m a girl."

Highlights

"Equality for me, at Cleanaway, means that when I come in I don’t get treated any different or get bubble wrapped because I’m a girl."

Meet Nanise Tupou, the Cleanaway truck driver who is helping make a sustainable future possible. We caught up with Nanise on the job to find out what it’s like working for Cleanaway in the past eight months.

What attracted you to Cleanaway?

I was given this opportunity by a friend who used to work here. We used to work for home deliveries, so he thought this would be a great opportunity for me, so I took it.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the work itself, plus the people – they’re just caring and all that. I mean you don’t feel “Oh, I have to be here.” But it’s more like, “Yeah, I got work today,” so it’s mostly pretty good.

 

How did your background experience lead you to Cleanaway?

So I obviously used to drive for home deliveries. I had no experience in big trucks, and Cleanaway gave me the opportunity to better myself in driving.

 

Can you tell me about what equality means to you in your depot?

Equality for me, at Cleanaway, means that when I come in I don’t get treated any different or get bubble wrapped because I’m a girl, obviously. But they wouldn’t treat me any different. Just the fact that I’ve no experience in driving trucks as well. Yeah, they just pretty much treat me like a normal employee. I can come in and just do the work, really.

 

Talk to me about the value of Home Safe.

Home Safe means that I can come to work, I work in a safe environment and so I can return home safe as well.

 

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