Branch Secretary John Berger talks truck driver training and the TWU’s hard-fought for mandatory minimum rates for tip truck drivers on State Government jobs in the latest edition of Big Rigs magazine.
In reference to the minimum rates, John said:
“Owner-drivers and truck driver employees are all too often the victims of contract undercutting and forced into unsafe practices by economic pressures down supply chains,” Mr Berger said.
“This means these drivers will now have a surety of income and, for the first time, a more predictable, long career with a secure future.
“It is very rare that a government will overhaul a payment system for an entire industry, which makes these rates a big win for this union and our tip-truck driver members.”