TRUCK DRIVER SACKED AFTER CALLING OUT COMPANY ON DEADLY SAFETY HAZARD


Truck Driver Ed Cocq van Delwijnen called out company Fulton Hogan on overloading trucks. One month later they had sent the subbie broke by taking all his work off him – then they sacked him.

Meanwhile in QLD this week alone there have been four truck crashes, two fatal. We need to stop this before it happens which is what Ed was doing when he spoke out on overloading.

WHY WE NEED THE DRAFT ORDER FOR SAFE RATES TO BECOME FINAL

To change our working lives and save lives on the road we need the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s Draft Order holding companies to account for the safety of the trucks they send out on the road to become a final order.

“Your TWU stands in solidarity with our truck drivers, their families and the families devastated by the two fatal truck crashes on QLD roads this week,” TWU QLD Secretary Peter Biagini said.
“We will never stop fighting for fair working conditions and safe roads for our truck drivers, their families and all families who use the road.”Truck Drivers are professional drivers but are being exploited by companies who put profit before the lives and safety of all of us on the road.”The TWU puts companies like Fulton Hogan on notice that they will be held to account if they are sending overloaded trucks out on the road endangering the lives of everybody on it.

“The draft order from Australia’s road safety watchdog, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal will make these companies responsible for the trucks they send out on the road.

“When this Order goes through it will be a game-changer for Truck Drivers who will have less chance of getting killed every day they go to work – and make our roads safer for all of us.”

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