ADAM HARVEY: Well, the drivers might support the campaign, there's a couple of truck drivers down here amongst all the other union volunteers, but the companies obviously don't agree with what is being said.
I spoke with Danny Borg who is the managing director of Fred's Interstate Transport. Now Fred's is one of those four companies that have had about 1,000 charges laid against them and some charges have been laid against the directors of those companies. Police and the road's authority in New South Wales say that the high level executives are responsible for the breaches of their drivers.
Now Danny Borg doesn't agree with the Transport Workers Union. I spoke to him about that and about his responsibility for unsafe drivers.
Here's Danny Borg.
DANNY BORG: We've already had an instance here where a driver some time ago was found to be speeding. We went through the process with him; ultimately he was terminated and we found ourselves being sued by Fair Work.
I mean if a driver has been speeding and that is something that he has done off his own bat then the driver should be dealt with accordingly. It is a little bit rude I think to be accusing directors of tampering with speed limiters when, you know, they're home with their wives and children or you know at the office doing whatever they're doing.
It's much easier for them to try and beat me around the head and police me than it is to police every individual out on the road, I guess.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Fair Work Australia - this is ridiculous
A protest against the big supermarkets who are "making truck drivers take risks", this World Today piece jabbed at FWA.