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    WATM | October 2015
    By Mike Wood (LATUS).

    The RSRT is a national body set up to monitor and control payments within the transport sector.

    The RSRT functions include:

    • Making road safety remuneration orders;
    • Approving and assisting with negotiations for road transport collective agreements;
    • Dealing with certain disputes relating to road transport drivers, their employers or hirers, and participants in the supply chain;
    • Conducting research into pay, conditions and related matters that could affect safety in the road transport industry.
      The coverage is quite large and covers the following groups:
    • Road transport drivers (both employees and contractor drivers);
    • Employers or hirers of road transport drivers;
    • Participants in the supply chain in relation to road transport drivers.

    The Tribunal was set up in 2014 and has national coverage. The charter was to run inquiries into various road transport sectors and determine the validity of contracts, pay and conditions.

    Several inquiries were selected, being:

    • Payments for Road Transport Drivers Inquiry;
    • Oil, Fuel and Gas Sector Inquiry;
    • Cash in Transit Industry Inquiry;
    • Waste Management Industry Inquiry;
    • Wharf and Port Sector Inquiry.

    The RSRT have been working through various aspects of their function and as of 26th August 2015 handed down draft orders for the industry, which broadly covered the following…

    To read more, a pdf version of the full article is available for download here.

    This article is from the October 2015 issue of the WA Transport Magazine. The WA Transport Magazine is available directly from the publisher – Angry Chicken Publishing.