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How PDAA formed

 

Originally as BACDA (Bus and Coach Drivers' Association), PDAA stemmed from a group of drivers wanting a similar offering to the Nurses' Professional Association and Queensland (NPAQ).

After preliminary success in Queensland, we decided to take this Australia wide to be able to provide all professional drivers with a viable, apolitical, cheaper alternative to their current unions.

The old political unions they were formerly with had overly partisan pro-ALP websites and newsletters that expressed their ‘opinion’. Whether their opinion was right or wrong is irrelevant, and not the issue. As the polls and frequently rotating door of the premiers and prime ministers office displays, people have different political opinions. The drivers’ frustration was that an organisation which existed as their only option for Professional Indemnity Insurance, support and protection were happy to take their membership money to battle for political causes which quite possibly at least half of their members disagree with.

PDAA was formed using the same team of industrial experts and lawyers that service the hugely successful NPAQ.

Professional Drivers' Association of Australia (PDAA) is an industrial association of employees, (an unregistered trade union) whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to the TWU and RTBU. Our membership fees are significantly lower and we provide all the same services.

 

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Professional Drivers' Association of Australia (PDAA) is an industrial association of employees, (an unregistered trade union) whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to the TWU and RTBU. Our membership fees are significantly lower and we provide all the same services.