Sunday 27th May, 2018

Truckies demonstrate across the country

Photo: TWU
Photo: TWU

TRUCK drivers have staged protests across the country to mark two years since the abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

The protests were organised by the Transport Workers’ Union.

One of the more prominent protests was held on the famous Oxford Street near Sydney CBD.

The TWU says a survey has shown 93% of drivers want to see changes to make transport safer.

“Two years ago the Federal government scrapped scrutiny and accountability on the major manufacturers and retailers like Aldi over poor rates in their supply chains,” said TWU acting national secretary Michael Kaine.

“This financial pressure means that trucks are not being maintained and drivers are being pushed to speed, drive long hours and skip mandatory rest breaks.”

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