TWU furious at dropping of Blenners charges

Queensland branch takes swipe at State Government despite new ones being laid

TWU furious at dropping of Blenners charges
Peter Biagini wants to know why charges were dropped


The Queensland branch of the Transport Workers’ Union has demanded an inquiry into why 742 charges against Blenners Transport were dropped three weeks ago.

The branch was very vocal about the company before the charges were dropped and its reaction follows 50 new charges being laid by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

"The TWU stands by our members and all Queenslanders who use our roads and on their behalf we demand to know why Blenners Transport have been let off over 700 serious charges," state secretary Peter Biagini says.

"In addition, who gave the company authority to continue to operate in Queensland until they’ve answered the 50 new charges against them?

"Is this a case of a complacent Minister from a government that is too busy trying to save its’ own skin before the people kick it out?

"There has been a Four Corners report on Blenners’ breaches. What more will it take to get this government to act?

"TWU members deserve a safe workplace and Queensland motorists deserve safe roads. This is why the TWU continues to fight for Safe Rates."

Blenners’ legal representatives have pledged to defend the new charges "rigorously".

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