Coles signs ground-breaking agreement
Coles has committed to ensuring safe and fair conditions for workers in the ...
The parties met at a Safe Rates summit to call for tough regulation to put in place a system to investigate risks to safety in trucking that result when truck drivers and transport companies are put under financial pressure. Following the summit, the TWU continued their lobbying to guarantee support for a Safe Rates system which would prevent drivers from constantly copping the blame for the symptoms of an industry in crisis, and put the blame back where it deserves: with the economic employers that are squeezing supply chains.
As a result of the summit, Senator Glenn Sterle called a forum to progress discussions into how the legislation will look, which welcomed input from every corner of the transport industry. Above all, it was unanimously agreed that things must change.
The TWU presented, with Senator Sterle, the Safe Rates platform which was endorsed by the ALP at their party conference in December.
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