The Transport Workers’ Union will join the festivities of the Brisbane Truck Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre over the next four days.
TWU State Secretary Peter Biagini said it is a great opportunity to attend the historic event and to talk to members, non-members and the general public about industry updates including commitments by both State and Federal Transport Ministers and need for the Coalition to commit to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.
“Sadly, the Coalition Government has already said they will look to scrap the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, introduced to take the pressure off drivers and put the responsibility on to those companies undercutting and setting unrealistic deadlines and pressures,” Mr Biagini said.
“The TWU fought hard for 20 years to get this important safe rates legislation in, and now the Coalition want to scrap it, and that’s what our driver’s need to know.”
“The Tribunal is not about politics, it’s about saving peoples lives.”
“We are focusing on the crucial industry commitments by our State and Federal Governments in the lead up to this year’s election because of the potentially massive changes their decisions will have on the livelihoods of drivers and their families.”
“The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal and the much needed Bruce Highway upgrade are two key aspects to the future of our industry, yet the Coalition will not commit fully to either,” Mr Biagini said.
“The Bruce Highway is one of Australia’s most important road networks and one that is in urgent need of an upgrade for both motorists and Australia’s fright industries.”
Held in Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Brisbane Truck Show runs from Thursday 16 May to Sunday 19 May 2013. The TWU are located at Stand 163 on the Mezzanine level.
“The Brisbane Truck Show is one of Australia’s biggest trucking events and one that provides a great opportunity to speak with members in an informal environment,” Mr Biagini said.
Mick O’Brien – 0411 875 910