April 10, 2024

SECRETARY'S PAGE: Together we are powerful

As we reflect on the first few months of 2024, it’s with immense pride and gratitude that I look back at the accomplishments we have made as a union so far this year. Together, we have achieved remarkable milestones, with the passing of the Closing Loopholes legislation standing out as a beacon of our collective strength and determination.

This groundbreaking legislation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to advancing the rights and protections of workers in the road transport industry. Through its provisions, the Fair Work Commission is now empowered to establish minimum standards to the transport sector, ensuring fair treatment and just compensation for all. 

Moreover, the legislation brings forth a host of additional reforms, including heightened protections for gig workers and pathways for casual employees to transition to more permanent roles, safeguarding the well-being our members.

None of these achievements would have been possible without the dedication and solidarity of our members, your tireless efforts, your resilience in the face of adversity, and your unwavering support for one another that have propelled us forward. 

Through your participation in events such as National Convoys and Days of Action, hundreds of road transport workers raised their voices in unison, demanding meaningful reform and driving positive change within the industry – and that’s exactly what we have got.  

I extend my deepest gratitude to each and every member, as well as to our dedicated delegates, whose tireless advocacy and commitment have paved the way for a brighter future for our industry.

Let us remember that reform is a collective endeavour, going beyond the efforts of any one person. Together, we stand as a powerful force for change, and together, we will continue to fight for the rights and dignity of workers across the road transport sector.


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