The Transport Workers’ Union of QLD will appear at the national Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal tomorrow seeking Safe Rates and standards to be enforced for the Cash In Transit (CIT) industry; following two serious incidents in QLD in the past six months.
Your TWU will go to the Tribunal to represent Queensland CIT workers who have concerns for safety: their own and that of the public. Some workers report “pressure coming from managers” to cut corners on safety.
Our CIT members refuse to compromise safety and we back them 100 percent.
A dangerous race to the bottom has begun in CIT with second tier companies entering the market, competing for contracts and undercutting those who do the right thing; putting profit before safety.
This is the same process pushing safety down the chain in the trucking industry: with companies competing for contracts in a race to the bottom in pay, conditions and safety. Due to this over 300 people die in Australia each year in truck crashes.
Your TWU is working hard to address CIT members’ concerns through the Tribunal.