By now, the excitement from the New Year celebrations has well and truly evaporated and we continue getting on with the job. One of those jobs for the TWU is to call on the reasonably new Roads Minister in NSW, Natalie Ward to pick up where other roads ministers have not and address out-of-control toll road costs.
NatRoad is calling for urgent reform as the daily cost of Sydney tolls exceeds the driver’s wage for some operators, suggesting an independent toll regulator as a possible solution.
Sydney transport operator Rob Woolley just wants a fair go. Read more
Trucks and cars rolled in protest, transport workers have called on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to focus on dealing with the financial pain NSW Government policies are bringing.
Queensland truck driver and small business owner Dave Kitson is among a growing list of disgruntled toll users who are fed up with being charged excessive fees by Transurban. Now, a class action has been launched against Transurban’s Queensland business Linkt for its exorbitant fees on overdue notices. Read more
It’s good to be back. Big Rigs is the magazine for transport workers and a strong forum for discussion of the issues that you face on the road every day. The TWU is a proud contributor. The pandemic has created a situation we have not seen before. For some in our industry, work is busier than it has ever been, for others they are finding new jobs. The industry needs no extra pain yet we still see corporate greed overtaking corporate responsibility alongside indifference from the Federal and State Governments.