TWU CALLS OUT GOVT. ON LACKLUSTRE PLAN FOR ROAD SAFETY

Another accident on the Pacific Motorway today highlights the pressures that drivers are under in the transport industry, and the Transport Workers’ Union is determined to call out every level of Government when it comes to road safety.


The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to clearly identify exactly what it is they are doing to reduce pressure on drivers in the wake of yet another crash on Queensland roads.

Peter Biagini, Queensland Secretary of the TWU, says that the Government is more concerned about their mantra of jobs and growth than the safety of the people who work those jobs.

“It’s heartbreaking – when we have drivers out there who are overworked, underpaid and running on fumes, you are going to see more incidents like this, and unfortunately more fatalities” said Biagini. “It’s all well and good to say that you’re a friend of the working people of Australia, but until we identify and address the pressures that these workers are under, nothing’s going to change.”

“Drivers are affected, families are affected, other road users are affected when these accidents happen. We don’t want to see any more deaths on our roads but it’s an unfortunate reality that they will continue while drivers face these same old pressures”

The Transport Workers’ Union is continuing with its campaign to have all pressures that drivers face be addressed, instead of continued bandaid solutions.

ENDS.
Media Contact: Tom Millroy 0411875911

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