TWU protest to demand 'end to pressure in industry'

MORE than 300 trucks drivers and their supporters will protest in convoys in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry, which the Transport Workers Union says is "killing hundreds of people on our roads every year".

Speakers will include TWU acting national secretary and all branch secretaries, politicians and truck drivers.

The TWU said there was a "direct link between the increase in deaths and the pressure transport operators and drivers are put under by major industry clients in a bid to lower costs".

The TWU is demanding that the Federal Government not only investigate safety in trucking, but also to hold companies to account who are "recklessly putting profits before safety at the expense of Australian workers and road users".

Protests will be held at Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on Sunday.

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