NEWS & MEDIA

Lethal Weapons: 326 Heavy Vehicle Licences Issued Without Proper Assessment – TWU Says It’s Fortunate No One Has Been Killed

6 Jul 2017

“It should be an even greater concern to every road user that there are people driving vehicles that weigh over 100 tonnes that haven’t been trained or assessed properly.” Read More »

TWU National Secretary On The Today Show Speaking About Raids On A Transport Business And Transport Industry Safety Crisis

6 Feb 2017

TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 2 February 2017 TWU National Secretary spoke this […] Read More »

VIDEO: IKEA Christmas Solidarity Action

22 Dec 2016

IKEA may make cheap, efficient products, but their work practices are making the lives of transport workers cheap – and unliveable. Join us to tell the company: All we want for Christmas is for IKEA to care about workers’ rights! Read More »

CH9 ADL: Truckies Speak Out after Fatal Crash

8 Nov 2016

(9 News Adelaide, 7 Nov 2016) A deadly head on smash between two road trains in the state’s west has prompted truckies to speak about being put under too much pressure. Read More »

Companies, Clients Should Face Jail Over Fatal Crashes, Says TWU

16 Aug 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has called for more accountability at the top after charges were laid against a waste company for a horror crash in Urrbrae in which two people died. Read More »

Industry Groups In Attempt To Rip Off Drivers At Fair Work Commission

15 Aug 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is opposing attempts by industry lobby groups to reduce wages for long distance truck drivers and bus drivers at the Fair Work Commission today. Read More »

CH7: Truckies Call For More Driver Awareness

26 Jul 2016

(7 News Melbourne, 25 July 2016) More than 2000 people have been killed or injured in crashes involving trucks in the past decade. Truckies say many of these could be avoided if motorists knew the safe braking distance for trucks. Read More »

Band-Aid Solution Won’t Save Trucking Industry

8 Jul 2016

ABC Riverina Breakfast interview with TWU National Assistant Secretary Michael Kaine on 5 July 2016 regarding the NTC draft legislation and the RSRT. Read More »

VIDEO: ATA Says One Thing But Does Another

30 Jun 2016

Who really represents truck drivers? The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is supposed to represent the entire trucking industry – not just the big business employers. The ATA even blatantly colluded with the Turnbull Government, in the favour of big bosses, to abolish safe minimum rates for drivers. Watch this video to see how the ATA says one thing but does another. Read More »

VIDEO: Safe Rates Convoy

27 Jun 2016

On June 19, TWU activists around the country held protests highlighting the high death toll in trucking and demanding Safe Rates across the industry. Each major city around the nation hosted a protest, with rolling convoys and demonstrations bringing the public’s attention to the crisis in trucking. Check out the highlights of the TV reports here: Read More »

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