The Transport Workers’ Union will be in Rockhampton for the two-day Central Queensland Transport, Trades and Mining Expo to speak to drivers and support the local economy.
Held at the Rockhampton Showground, TWU QLD State Secretary Peter Biagini said it is important to support our regions, especially Rockhampton, which saw the floods halt a lot of local drivers and businesses.
“This Transport, Trades and Mining Expo is a great opportunity for the TWU to talk to members and non-members about their region, careers in the industry and also the future of our transport industry,” Mr Biagini said.
“Rockhampton and the Central Queensland region have a strong transport sector that keeps Queensland’s economy moving forward.”
“The recent floods that halted a number of Rockhampton based trucks and businesses also highlights the importance of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, that came about following a 20-year campaign by the TWU.”
“Natural disasters can put a lot of pressure on companies and the newly established Tribunal will look into the unrealistic pressures companies put on drivers to keep going.”
“The Australian economy relies heavily on road transport. Without trucks, Australia stops – there would be no food in our supermarkets, no resources taken from the ground or produce moved from our farms and no fuel in our pumps.”
“We look forward to catching up with members, engaging with the community and the opportunity to help support the regrowth of an area that provides vital transport logistics across the state.”
Joining TWU General Transport Coordinator Graham Garrett and Central Queensland Regional Organiser Robert Fitzpatrick will be TWUSuper and law firm Maurice Blackburn, all available to discuss current issues, industry changes, opportunities and the future of the transport industry in Central Queensland and across the country.
Mick O’Brien – 0411 875 910