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  • ‘Coordinated club’ opposes NatRoad exemption application for truck drivers (August 1, 2016)

    The ‘coordinated club’ behind the unfair NSW industrial changes unanimously opposed an exemption for NatRoad members in Sydney last Friday.

  • Unclear election outcome brings uncertainty for 35,000 small trucking businesses (July 4, 2016)

    There is ongoing uncertainty for 35,000 small trucking businesses as they await formation of a new Government possibly with support from the independents.

  • Urgent clarification sought from the NSW Industrial Relation Commission (June 28, 2016)

    NatRoad is seeking urgent clarification on the move this week by the NSW Industrial Relation Commission to broaden the scope and application of the NSW General Carriers Contract Determination (GCCD).

    “It appears to mirror the payment order and obligations that were thrust on owner drivers and the people who contracted them under the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal earlier this year,” said NatRoad Chief Executive Officer, Warren Clark said.

  • New industry working group for 35,000 owner drivers (June 22, 2016)

    NatRoad is forming an Owner Driver Working Group in the wake of the protests over the RSRT to ensure owner drivers continue to be heard on the matters affecting their businesses and operations.

  • 35,000 small trucking businesses hang on the election outcome (June 20, 2016)

    NatRoad has launched  the Safety is my business’  campaign to help small trucking business get involved in the election campaign.

     

  • Parliament Abolishes the RSRT and Keeps Truckies on the Road

    MEDIA RELEASE | 19 April 2016

    NatRoad welcomes the passing of a Bill last night in Federal Parliament to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, which will keep up to 40,000 small, family owned trucker businesses on the road.

  • Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Jumps to the TWU Beat

    MEDIA RELEASE | 18 April 2016

    NatRoad Chief Executive Officer Warren Clark said today’s Tribunal decision – which acknowledges the very concerns raised by NatRoad’s members just three short weeks ago – is a disgrace and clearly demonstrates why the Government must act now to abolish the RSRT.

  • TWU ONLY ACTING IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE TWU, NOT OWNER DRIVERS

    MEDIA RELEASE | 15 April 2016

    Today it became clear that the TWU’s last minute application to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to delay and vary the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016 is the most disgraceful and politically-motivated sham of recent times – with the TWU pretending to act in the best interests of drivers, despite brushing away legitimate concerns for months.

  • TWU RUNNING SCARED AT PROSPECT OF RSRT ABOLISHMENT

    MEDIA RELEASE | 14 April 2016

    NatRoad is renewing calls for all MPs to back the Coalition Government’s bill to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal – following the TWU’s application to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribual today seeking to delay the implementation of the Road Safety Remuneration Order.

  • NATROAD CALLS ON LABOR, THE GREENS AND CROSSBENCH SENATORS TO SUPPORT BILL TO ABOLISH RSRT

    MEDIA RELEASE  |  13 April 2016

    NatRoad is calling on Labor, the Greens and crossbench Senators to stand up for the best interests of thousands of small businesses, following the Coalition Government’s decision to introduce a bill to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal on Monday 18 April 2016.