READ JOHN BERGER’S OPINION ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S THE HOBART MERCURY – Cheap food at Aldi comes at a big cost for truck drivers and families

November 6, 2017
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GLOBAL supermarket giant Aldi has steamrolled through the Australian retail sector courtesy of cheap prices that undercut the competition. Sadly, it is now obvious that a key ingredient of the German giant’s success is a low-cost wage strategy. There is currently no Aldi in Tasmania but, if the groundswell of...

SENATE COMMITTEE CALLS FOR RSRT 2.0

October 31, 2017
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As uncertainty and scandal rocked the political scene last week, controversial Senate committee recommendations surfaced with little fanfare. While many in the industry may have accepted the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) would have been raised again in the event of a change of government, they may not have foreseen the...

TWU CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SORT OUT ATO TAX MESS OVER DRIVER EXPENSES

October 27, 2017
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The TWU is calling on the Federal Government to properly protect employee drivers after an embarrassing climb down by the ATO over unfair tax changes to truck driver meal expenses. Check out the fact sheet. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon said the Federal Government must ensure these unacceptable tax changes...