TRUCKERS' PROTEST * Australia
* NSW - Truckies protest for safe rates
(Video from TWU NSW - Jun 21, 2016: On 19 June 2016 Truck drivers, their families and the families of those killed in truck crashes held co-ordinated convoys and protests around the country to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is causing deaths and injuries)
--- Hundreds of truck drivers, their families and the families of those killed in truck crashes have held co-ordinated convoys and protests around the country to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is causing deaths and injuries... A convoy of more than 240 drivers and vehicles crossed Sydney's Harbour Bridge on Sunday before dozens of family members joined them for a rally in White Bay... South Australian transport workers held a go-slow on the South Eastern Freeway in Adelaide with a rally afterwards at Torrens Parade Ground... Drivers and community supporters gathered at Murray reserve in Melbourne before crossing the West Gate Bridge in a 50-vehicle convoy... In Perth transport workers gathered for a protest at Parliament House, in Queensland a community meeting was held at Redcliffe CWA Hall while in Darwin there was a protest at Parliament House... The Federal Government has opposed a system of Safe Rates, which would ensure drivers are not pushed to break safety rules... The Government's own reports published in April show the link between road safety and the pay rates of drivers and that the safe rates system would reduce truck crashes by 28%... Truck driver Mark Trevillian said that change in the transport industry is desperately needed... Sue Posnakidis, whose brother John died in a truck crash in 2010, attended the rally in Adelaide... Last month 17 people died in crashes invovling trucks; in April there were 24 deaths; in March there were 25 deaths...
Sydney,NWS, Australia - Big Rigs - 20th Jun 2016