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MEDIA RELEASE: ALC Backs ARTC Campaign to Attract More Women to the Logistics Industry

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ALC Backs ARTC Campaign to Attract More Women to the Logistics Industry

The Australian Logistics Council applauds a campaign launched today by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to recruit ‘women only’ in the Hunter Valley.

The ARTC has received exemption from the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW to specifically hire women for track maintenance roles across the Hunter Valley to help support its aim of having 30% of its workforce as women by 2020.

“It is critical that the logistics industry reflects the community it serves, and so I congratulate the ARTC on its proactive approach to recruit more women into the logistics workforce,” said Michael Kilgariff, ALC Managing Director.

“As an industry, we need commit ourselves to increasing and encouraging greater diversity in the logistics industry.

“ALC’s recent publication ‘
People, Women and Diversity – Opportunity for Change’ shows women make up only 22% of the workforce in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing sector.

“And despite a 28% growth in employment within the industry from 2002 - 2012, the number of women in the industry increased by only 1%.

“ARTC is to be commended for taking practical steps to reverse this trend, and in so doing, ensuring the logistics industry has the best possible talent working across all parts of the supply chain,” he said.

Mr Kilgariff said the Australian Logistics Council is holding a Diversity & Inclusion Summit on 25 November 2015 to map a series of strategies ALC will adopt to encourage and retain more women in the logistics industry and to help bring a new perspective to the industry.

“The Summit reflects ALC’s commitment to build on the good work already underway by many logistics companies, such as ARTC, to develop greater diversity in the workplace,” he said.

ARTC are initially hiring up to ten roles in the Hunter Valley, with Infrastructure Maintainer and Signalling Maintainer positions available in Muswellbrook, Maitland, Scone and Newcastle (Port Waratah). 

An information session will be held at ARTC’s Muswellbrook maintenance centre on Sunday, 27 September from 11:00am – 1:00pm to help potential applicants learn more about the positions and ARTC.

Friday, 18 September 2015
Further information, contact Duncan Sheppard on 0412 340 934 or




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