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Around 400 members of the Transport Workers Union employed at Australian Air Express across Australia will have held industrial action across the country.
The Transport Workers Union has welcomed this morning’s historic caucus announcement, which confirmed Julia Gillard as Australia’s first female Prime Minister.
On 20 June the Transport Workers Union led a vehicle convoy made up of hundreds of trucks, buses and supporters vehicles to the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra to show support for the Federal Government’s commitment to put in place a system of Safe Rates and Conditions for truck drivers.
The Transport Workers Union is calling for Safe Work Australia and appropriate state OH&S authorities, Cash in Transit (CiT) companies, employees and security and safety experts to come together to discuss measures for increased safety in the industry.
The Transport Workers Union has called for an immediate upgrade of security at all airports after the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) claimed ground staff at the airport were not being screened adequately.
The Transport Workers Union has criticized Australia’s slow-moving bureaucrats saying the number of deaths due to truck crashes was rising while the industry waited for reforms aimed at improving safety.