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Meet Rod

Rod has been involved in the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry for over 30 years. Beginning as a Taxi driver in the bustling streets of Victoria to becoming the president of the Commercial Passenger Vehicles Association. It was then Rod found his passion in fighting for the rights of the Taxi industry, fighting for their safety and fair treatment.

In 2018, after the illegal entry of Uber, Rod and his friend and business partner, Andre, decided to take their fight to Parliament. In November 2018, Rod was successfully elected into the legislative Council of Victoria representing the Transport Matters party. He fought for 4 hard years for the rights of the transport sector as well as many other issues close to his heart. Although not successful in 2022, Rod still fights for the rights of vulnerable workers.

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Meters Never Prosper

Meters Never Prosper

After the failed reforms of 2017, it appears inaction of the Victorian Government indicates they are walking away from the taxi industry after creating this mess. The socially and financially irresponsible flooding of the taxi market, where now a vast number of...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

So, Christmas is upon us, and the end of the year is fast approaching. It's time to reflect on 2023. The Christmas period means different things to different people, depending on your beliefs. For me, I think about what is important to me. Have I been the best man I...

Taxi Fares

Taxi Fares

As we're aware, Victoria serves as an example for taxi industry bodies across Australia for what not to do in the taxi industry! The Victorian state government has created an environment akin to the Wild West, for those who work in it, have become the working poor,...

Uber Has Made its First Foray into Sydney Airport.

Uber Has Made its First Foray into Sydney Airport.

Uber has made its first foray into Sydney Airport. This move was not unexpected, following Uber's commercial arrangement with Melbourne Airport, where they are paying to remove their competitors from the front of the terminal. In NSW, at this stage, it has only...

Your festive ride home rights, explained…

Your festive ride home rights, explained…

‘Uber drivers are using PaylD to bypass their own platform and charge riders hefty cash prices for fares,
as Victorians are being warned to watch out for price gouging and touting this festive season.”

Smart Justice for Women policy launch

Smart Justice for Women policy launch

Honored to have been part of the Smart Justice for Women policy launch last week. As a former member of State Parliament, I leveraged inquiries to address critical issues like homelessness and the impact on children with parents in custody. Thrilled to see these...

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3 days ago
Rod Barton

ManpowerGroup Australia

I am very proud to be part of the team at ManpowerGroup Australia, helping those who are unemployed, underemployed, or working in the gig economy find safe and secure employment. As the program lead for special projects, I’m pleased to announce our initiative to recruit, train, and assist in obtaining safe and secure employment in the logistics and transport industry.

We will be recruiting, training, and finding secure, safe opportunities for over 500 workers this year. The current program is Victoria-focused only at this stage, with a view to running this program out nationally in late 2024 or early 2025. As part of this project, we are currently seeking individuals who already hold a forklift driver’s certificate and are willing to undergo further training to enhance their opportunities in the logistics and transport industries to improve your career opportunities. If you want the protection of awards, if you want a living wage, if you want safe and secure employment, and would like to register your interest, please email us your details at:

industrialvic@au.manpowergroup.com

Gayle Tierney MP Vicki Ward MP for Eltham Transport Workers Union - TWU Transport Workers Union, Victorian/Tasmanian Branch - TWUVicTas

#TAFE #victorianskillsauthority #drivingyourfuture #gigworkers #secureemployment #livingwage #newfuture
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ManpowerGroup Australia

I am very proud to be part of the team at ManpowerGroup Australia, helping those who are unemployed, underemployed, or working in the gig economy find safe and secure employment. As the program lead for special projects, I’m pleased to announce our initiative to recruit, train, and assist in obtaining safe and secure employment in the logistics and transport industry.

We will be recruiting, training, and finding secure, safe opportunities for over 500 workers this year. The current program is Victoria-focused only at this stage, with a view to running this program out nationally in late 2024 or early 2025. As part of this project, we are currently seeking individuals who already hold a forklift driver’s certificate and are willing to undergo further training to enhance their opportunities in the logistics and transport industries to improve your career opportunities. If you want the protection of awards, if you want a living wage, if you want safe and secure employment, and would like to register your interest, please email us your details at: 

industrialvic@au.manpowergroup.com

Gayle Tierney MP Vicki Ward MP for Eltham Transport Workers Union - TWU Transport Workers Union, Victorian/Tasmanian Branch - TWUVicTas

#TAFE #victorianskillsauthority #drivingyourfuture #gigworkers #secureemployment #livingwage #newfuture

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3 days ago
Rod Barton

Road Works adviceWorks continue to widen the West Gate Freeway from eight to 12 lanes.

These extra lanes will slash travel times between the west and the city.

Over 36,000 tonnes of asphalt has been laid on the West Gate Freeway so far.

To allow crews to safely lay more asphalt and install gantries, there will be several disruptions on the West Gate Freeway this weekend, including:

• Lane closures in both directions from tonight 7pm Friday 12 April until 5am Monday 15 April. Between the M80 interchange and Millers Road, the citybound carriageway will be reduced to three lanes and the outbound reduced to four lanes. Delays of up to 10 mins expected

• The West Gate Freeway closed overnight tomorrow, Saturday 13 April, in both directions between the M80 interchange and Millers Road. Citybound will close at 11pm and outbound at 11:59pm, with the road reopening at 7am.

• The Princes Freeway citybound ramps to Geelong Road and the West Gate Freeway will be closed overnight tonight, Friday 12 April and Sunday 14 April, between 10pm and 5am.

Please follow signage for directions and allow extra time for travel.

Check before you travel at: bigbuild.vic.gov.au/disruptions
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Road Works advice

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Is there a target completion date as yet?

The never ending sprawl.

BUT ... how does it FIX the POTHOLES down in the GLENELG SHIRE ... it doesn't... WHEN will LABOR realise that there are roads OUTSIDE the city perimeter !!! .. BUILD roads for SAFETY ...NOT convenience !!