Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Australian truckers plan to ‘block every highway’ in COVID-19 protest

Australian truckers plan to block highways in protest against COVID-19 vaccines and how governments have handled their COVID-19 responses.

According to social media posts, protests are planned across the country on August 31, aside from the upcoming Transport Workers Union (TWU)-backed protest over the wage dispute.

“Block by all means” [highway] entering every state at the same time and taking back Australia,” a post on Facebook Warning people to stock up on enough food for a couple of weeks, he said the truck is aimed at blocking supply routes across the country.

In videos on Twitter, truck drivers also expressed their dismay over vaccines and government orders surrounding them.

One the man said He would join the protest and was “ready to go to jail to save my country” by shutting down the country.

another trucker expressed his anger To require truckers crossing the Queensland-New South Wales border to show proof of vaccination to the Queensland Government.

He said the long-term effects of the vaccine were unknown, adding that truck drivers were at a higher risk of developing clots because of the nature of their work, where they are required to sit for long periods of time.

“Stop the highway, man. Park it,” he said. “See how well Queensland goes without freight.”

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A truck driver crosses the Queensland border in Coolangatta, Australia, on August 20, 2021. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

New South Wales Police have said they are aware of the planned protest.

“NSW Police will continue to operate at home to ensure compliance with public health orders,” a NSW spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.

TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said it was “no surprise” that truck drivers were outraged by the many snap limit decisions and health orders that have affected their work.

However, when the union understood the truck drivers’ anger, Kaine said he did not support the protest.

“All I’m saying is that there are a variety of issues that truckers are facing,” Kaine told 2GB radio. “Understanding that anger are serious issues the government has to address.”

TWU has organized its protest with logistics giant Toll, a move backed by thousands of truck drivers who voted in agreement to strike action as a last resort.

Rebecca Zhu


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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