ATA to host anti-RSRT Canberra convoy


Convoy will arrive at the Parliament lawns on Monday and hear from ministers and senators

 

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has organised a convoy to Canberra to rally the disenfranchised owner-drivers in a show of force against the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) and its Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016 (RSRO).

Scheduled around a convergence on the Parliament House lawns at 7am on Monday, April 18, the ATA’s Canberra Anti-RSRT Convoy will feature a number of ministers and senators speaking to the assembled crowd.

Asking its members to register for the event, the trucking body says it has also organised accommodation for the Sunday night.

"The ATA has organised free and secure camping and the use of facilities at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)," the industry body says.

"EPIC’s Burrawang Café will be open Sunday from lunch and including through dinner.

"Free breakfast on Monday is being provided by the ATA from 5.00am."

With Parliament to sit from 9:30am, the ATA plans to organise the drivers to head into event from 6am.

Further details, and registration, are available here.

 

 

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