“Stay in your vehicle”: Truckies denied toilet access at delivery sites

Comment by tonytran2015: (https://www.truck.net.au/media/media-releases/truckies-denied-access-toilets-0, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-24/toll-unions-strike-trucks-transport-vaccines/100401866, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-14/truck-drivers-fear-nsw-covid-tests-will-take-them-off-road/100289372, https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-07-09/truckies-confused-over-quarantine-requirements/12437566, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-05/truck-drivers-plead-covid19-testing-reinstatement-vic-sa-border/100351618).

https://bigrigs.com.au/index.php/2021/07/30/stay-in-your-vehicle-truckies-denied-toilet-access-at-delivery-sites/

With current Covid restrictions ramping up, many truckies are being
refused access to toilets at delivery sites; and current processes are
making it near impossible for some to adhere to fatigue management
rules.

Big Rigs came across the letter, which was first shared on the ‘Transport – COVID-19 CENTRAL’ Facebook page.

One Sydney driver we spoke to, who preferred not to be named, was
handed this letter at Andrews Meat in Lidcombe instructing drivers to
“stay in your vehicle at the loading dock”.

It goes on to state, “No access allowed to the warehouse building, including: smoking area, toilets/amenities.”

Shipping cost surge raises retail price pressures and inflation risks – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-10/prices-consumers-shipping-ports-trade/100203086

  • Soaring demand for physical goods has increased congestion and delays at the world’s ports and pushed up shipping costs
  • The price of products like canned food, shoes, clothes, and computers could increase if retailers start to pass on the higher freight and input costs
  • The cost of shipping a 40 foot container from Shanghai to Sydney on the spot market has doubled

Cotton price hike strains RMG makers

https://www.tbsnews.net/economy/rmg/cotton-price-hike-strains-rmg-makers-270361

…Fabric has become costlier as cotton prices almost doubled in a year, but local dressmakers say they cannot revise their prices upward
accordingly, keeping in view the low demand in the market and the decline in people’s purchasing capacity in these pandemic days…