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A broad coalition of families of victims of truck crashes, families of truckies and the Transport Workers Union, TWU, have come together to urge MPs to support the Road Safety Remuneration Bill and end the tragic loss of life on our roads driven by economic pressures from the top.
Coles and other major retailers must be made accountable for the safe transportation of the goods and must stop “squeezing the life” out of truck drivers. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union, (TWU).
My thoughts are first and foremost with the workers, families and communities that have been devastated by yesterday’s announcement from the Qantas Group. Some 500 workers will pay the price for the company’s arrogance and bad decision-making. The TWU represents the large majority of the 150 workers at the Adelaide Catering facility which management announced it will axe next March. This workforce will in all likelihood be replaced by an outsourcing company.
The Road Safety Remuneration Bill presents a historic opportunity for politicians on all sides to support legislation which will make our roads safer for every Australian and to stand up to major retail bullies such as Coles. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union (TWU).
Coles and other major retailers are literally squeezing the life out of Australians, driving down safety standards in the transport industry to feed their insatiable demand for ever greater profits. That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union.