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Qantas baggage handlers are planning a go-slow over Christmas in protest against new rules which will force them and passengers to carry heavier bags.
The Transport Workers Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s release of a discussion paper looking at safety, pay and conditions in the road transport sector.
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.