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Anyone panic buying yet?

Has anyone noticed that there is a truckies strike at the moment? Supposed to last for the next 2 weeks. Some of those interviewed on the news say that the strike will affect retailers. I think that might just translate to items running out on the shelves.

The strike action had been organised by two group, the Australian Long Distance Owners and Drivers Association (ALDODA) and the National Road Transport Forum (NRTF) but the largest truckies union, Transport Workers Union (TWU) are not part of the strike.

So, I went shopping today and the shelves are still being replenished. I guess the effects are not going to be felt until much later or when everyone decides to panic buy.

I’ll be curious to see what happens if there are no more petrol at all the petrol stations …

News Links
Herald Sun’s “Renegade truckies begin strike action …”
The Age’s “Truck strike won’t hit us: Woolsworth

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