TWU recognises Frank Black with award

Trucking advocate Frank Black recognised with the inaugural TWU National Council Award for his work on behalf of truck drivers

June 19, 2012

One of the strongest backers for changes to trucking pay rates has been recognised for his work on behalf of truck drivers and their families.

Owner-driver Frank Black recently received the inaugural Transport Workers Union National Council Award.

TWU Queensland Secretary Peter Biagini says Black, from Coopers Plains, has been a strong voice for truck drivers.

"Frank thoroughly deserves recognition for his work, day in day out, on behalf of all truck drivers and their families," he says.

National Secretary Tony Sheldon says Black was instrumental in making the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal a reality. He says Black travelled to Canberra on a number of occasions to speak to politicians about the dangers of the industry and the need for action.

"The powerful effect of Frank’s testimony to politicians cannot be underestimated," Sheldon says.

"He came to meetings, made countless phone calls and even spoke before federal committees, speaking first hand about the dangers and lethal pressures in the industry. Frank has gone above and beyond to help win safe rates for all truckies."

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