SAFETY IN WORKPLACE REFORMS: TWU FIGHTS 'AMAZON EFFECT'

Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke has claimed the Closing Loopholes No 2 legislation will achieve several significant objectives, particularly relevant to HSRs. It will end the concept of a forced permanent casual by providing a proper pathway to convert to permanent work. Additionally, it will introduce world-leading minimum standards for gig economy workers and ensure a safe, sustainable, and viable trucking industry.

Meanwhile, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) has vowed to tackle what they’re calling ‘the Amazon Effect' by leveraging transport industry unanimity to establish fairer, safer standards for transport workers.

TWU national secretary Michael Kaine emphasises the urgency of implementing these changes to improve safety and fairness for members. He highlights the need for industry collaboration in addressing exploitative practices and prioritising safety and fair treatment in the transport sector.

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