TWU makes submission at Safe Rates Tribunal

November 20, 2012

The TWU made submissions at a hearing at Fair work Australia on the Tribunal’s draft work program for 2013.

Assistant  Branch Secretary John Berger said, “Today the TWU is submitting that the best way to tackle the largest proportion of these issues is for the Tribunal to focus on retail supply chains, where the majority of these issues manifest themselves with alarming frequency. Major retailers are responsible for almost one in three truck movements in Australia and more than 20 years of cross party, independent and academic reports, together with driver testimony have shown that these retailers are using this unprecedented economic power to drive down conditions and standards and put enormous pressure on truckies and transport operators across the industry – with lethal consequences.”


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