Stranded Queensland truck drivers must be paid: Ombudsman

By: laura warne


Queensland transport companies must pay long distance truck drivers an allowance when they are stranded by flood waters, warns the

Queensland transport companies must pay long distance truck drivers an allowance when they are stranded by flood waters, warns the Commonwealth Workplace Ombudsman.

Under the Transport Workers Long Distance Drivers Award, long distance truck drivers are entitled to an allowance when they are forced to stop by impassable highways including those roads closed in recent flooding.

The Ombudsman is investigating instances where these payments have not been made, will recover any entitlements owed to workers and will consider prosecution of employers over breaches of workplace law.

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