Thursday, July 4
A series of protests have hit Melbourne airport in recent weeks against cuts to fares that can be charged for short trips from the airport. Recently drivers protested against a new fare system implemented at the airport earlier this year, which sometimes sees them wait two hours for a fare of less than $10. As drivers are paid based on fares collected, rather than a fixed wage, this amounts to a pay cut for drivers. Drivers have vowed to continue protests until they win. 11am. Parliament House, Spring St, City.