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Why the Transport Workers Union is threatening strike action

Tom Elliott
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The Transport Workers Union is threatening strike action.

And it’s feared it could “cripple” Australia’s food and fuel supplies.

It comes after negotiations between the TWU and Toll representatives broke down.

TWU officials said the proposed action, which would start as early as mid-August, could include 24-hour strikes and unlimited stoppages, disrupting grocery, alcohol and petrol supplies.

Michael Kaine, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union, gave Tom Elliott on negotiations on Thursday.

“I think this is a little bit of a mischievous use of a quote here,” he said.

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