I have always said that there is no part of our economy which is essentially more important, not only intrinsically, but in terms of the efficient functioning of the rest of the economy, than the transport sector.
From the paddock to the ports, and to our cities and towns, the transport and freight industry contributes significantly to the livelihood of both everyday Australians and our national prosperity.
As a Union, we take our responsibilities very seriously in protecting the wages and conditions of our members who work in Australia’s largest service industry.
To ensure that the Union represents members to the very best of its ability, we have organisers, delegates and OH&S representatives on the ground and in the yards who work on improving membership density in workplaces.
I am a strong believer that the stronger the membership, the stronger the Union and the stronger the bargaining power. Statistics show that being a member of a Union means that, on average, you will earn 30-per-cent more than non-members.
We are always striving to improve the way we service our membership. We have recently put on two new organisers and adapted new mobile technologies which allow organisers to provide up-to-date information to members and better manage their sites.