2 Mar 2012

NO TO SAFER ROADS...YES THE COALITION SAYS NO AGAIN...YES THEY'VE DONE IT AGAIN!

The government wants shake up the trucking industry by ensuring that rest breaks and conditions allow drivers to drive safely without being pressured to break the rules to meet deadlines.



Workplace Minister Bill Shorten said more than 250 people were killed and over 1000 seriously injured every year in truck crashes, costing the economy $2.7 billion.

The bill will introduce a remuneration tribunal for truck drivers that will be empowered to inquire into sectors, issues and safety practices within the road transport industry and determine mandatory minimum rates of pay and safe driving guidelines for employed and.... self-employed drivers(who are not unionists.)

This should ensure that they can not be forced to take risks themselves, and do not pose a risk to the public.

Mr Shorten (the minister), said too many truck drivers and other road users were being killed as a result of drivers meeting unreasonable deadlines, forcing many of them to take illegal drugs.

This issue should be above politics. We don't even begin to put a price on life.

All Australians expect bipartisan support for these safety issues 

The opposition says NO and is against the plan with shadow transport minister Warren Truss saying the legislation was more about increasing union power than safer roads.
ARE THEY BOTH COALITION MEMBERS
(No, one is bird, he can't help it!)
THE OTHER, I THINK HE'S LOST IT.

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