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How driverless trucks could change Australia

How driverless trucks could change Australia. IT’S one of the most exciting technological advances on the horizon, but the arrival of driverless vehicles could devastate Australia. As a nation whose economy revolves around a $200 billion transport and logistics industry, waving goodbye to truck drivers could mean far-reaching effects. After a futuristic fleet of self-driving […]

Controversial truck orders passed

TRUCKIES across the country say they face financial ruin after the Transport Workers Union won a legal battle in the Federal Court to introduce new mandatory minimum pay rates. The Federal Court of Australia on Thursday dismissed an application to stop the introduction of controversial changes to the conditions of self-employed truck drivers. The three […]

MUA v Patrick

No strikes, no legal action in MUA v Patrick says FWC In a short note issued late on Friday night, Deputy President Booth of the Fair Work Commission announced that the Maritime Union of Australia had temporarily agreed not to take any strike action. In return, stevedoring company Patrick has agreed to temporarily not further […]

Patrick Stevedores strikes back against MUA.

Patrick Stevedores has struck back against the maritime union’s plans to strike for 48 hours at its Port Botany terminal next week. The Maritime Union of Australia, which shut down Patrick ports in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle for 24 hours on Monday, applied to the Fair Work Commission last week for further strikes at […]

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