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Australian union accuses Shell, Caltex of lax tanker safety rules

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Joanna Mather: Tuesday 4 February 2014

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 07.56.54The Transport Workers’ Union has announced a national dispute in the oil, fuel and gas industry, claiming up to 45 per cent of petrol tankers have poor break maintenance.

The union is seeking to have the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal issue orders requiring that companies including Shell and Caltex enforce maintenance rules for fuel tankers.

There are an estimated 1500 tankers on Australian roads.

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