Our fight to get you home safe
I TALK to members of the Transport Workers’ Union every day. I hear stories of wage theft, bad bosses, unfairness in yards and a lot more. Drivers are pushed to their limits and beyond.
We know from a report into our industry done by Macquarie University there are a high number of drivers who have said delivery deadlines are often unrealistic and it is hard to refuse an unsafe load.
Those at the top who compromise a driver’s safety because they need to save a dollar or two must be held to account.
This is why the TWU speaks out, we must have managers taking responsibility for the men and women that keep their companies moving.
This is why we stand in front of ALDI stores asking them to take responsibility for their supply chain.
This is how we win at Patrick in Port Botany, forcing them to build proper toilets for drivers.
We stand up to managements who ignore their workers, which is why we are walking beside 157 drivers at Hanson Concrete who are simply seeking to be paid the same as others who do the same job.
We are seeking a safe day behind the wheel, providing ways for drivers to better their skills through the Bluecard.
We are holding Roads and Maritime Services and the NSW Government to account for drivers on the Moree and Newell Highway bypass, making sure there is more than just words from these people when it comes to preventing rock-throwing incidents.