NEWS & MEDIA

Who Represents The Drivers?

17 Feb 2017

We are in a unique political age, an age where the political marketing is “jobs and growth”. The reality is that while big business and the politicians, who claim to represent us, are ramming their sales pitch down our throats, workers in the transport industry are under attack more than ever before. Read More »

We Must Get Up To Speed On Road Safety

8 Feb 2017

It’s a mistake to allow politics to compromise road safety, particularly when our road toll is rising after years of decline. Read More »

Transport Employer Groups In Denial About Rate & Safety Problems Drivers Face

7 Feb 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised transport employer lobby groups NatRoad, ATA and Sarta for their opposition to improvements in rates and safety for drivers. Read More »

Truck Driving: One Of The Deadliest Workplaces In Australia

7 Feb 2017

A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows. Read More »

Those At Top Of Chain-Of-Responsibility Should Be Held Accountable For Truck Road Deaths: New Research

6 Feb 2017

A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows. The Macquarie University study, which surveyed 559 truck drivers, found a high proportion are forced to work long and dangerous hours carrying unsafe loads to avoid losing their jobs. 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 »

Report Reveals Overworked Truck Drivers Fear Raising Safety Concerns

3 Feb 2017

A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is Australia’s deadliest job. Long hours, pressure to drive unsafe schedules with unsafe loads and an inability to raise safety concerns without jeopardising their jobs are among the risks to safety facing drivers. Read More »

Safety Starts From The Top

2 Feb 2017

The Coffs Coast Advocate, by Richard Olsen, TWU NSW State Secretary, 1 […] Read More »

TWU Safety Summit To Tackle High Death & Injury Rates In Trucking

31 Jan 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union will hold a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, February 3rd, bringing together truck drivers, industry, academics and politicians to devise ways to deal with the crisis in trucking. Read More »

Calls To Tackle Truckies’ High Death Toll

27 Jan 2017

Too many truck drivers being killed on roads Read More »

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