NEWS & MEDIA

VIDEO: Truck Drivers Unfairly Targeted

26 Jul 2018

Truck driver Frank Black is angry that truck drivers are unfairly targeted, meanwhile there’s no scrutiny of wealthy retailers and manufacturers who are putting pressures on drivers. Read More »

TV Reports: TWU National Truck Convoys

16 Jul 2018

Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters protested in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is killing hundreds of people on our roads every year. Read More »

184 PEOPLE KILLED IN 163 FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING HEAVY TRUCKS IN JUST 12 MONTHS, INQUIRY TOLD

13 Jul 2018

Truckie John Waltis is sick of burying his mates. Over the years, the veteran truck driver has been to the funerals of more than 50 of his colleagues within the industry — which is the deadliest in Australia. Read More »

TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IS THE DEADLIEST IN AUSTRALIA, TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION TELLS INDUSTRIAL DEATHS INQUIRY

12 Jul 2018

The Inquiry into Industrial Deaths today heard that the transport industry is in crisis. More transport workers are killed in Australia than in any other industry and deaths involving truck crashes are on the rise. Read More »

TWU WELCOMES VIC OWNER DRIVER LAWS

5 Jul 2018

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has welcomed a Victorian government policy that will require hirers to offer contractors an existing site agreement, rather than a new contract for every new owner driver. Read More »

ALDI ATTACK ON TRUCK DRIVERS RESUMES AFTER RETAILER REFUSES TO DROP CASE

29 Jun 2018

Aldi has said it will continue a Federal Court case attacking the right of truck drivers to speak out about safety in its supply chain rather than hold talks with the TWU. Read More »

DRIVERS WIN AS OUTRAGEOUS ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE SUB-STANDARD RATES REJECTED

4 Jun 2018

Drivers have had a major win over an employer attempt to introduce below award rates and conditions. The Fair Work Commission rejected the attempt by Truck Moves and other employers to introduce sub-standard rates and conditions for drivers who relocate trucks. The Commission stated the proposal was put forward “to secure the lowest payment possible”. Read More »

TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION & ALDI AGREE TO TALKS

4 Jun 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union and Aldi have agreed to hold talks on safety and standards following mediation in a Federal Court case taken by the retailer. Read More »

COLES & TWU SIGN AGREEMENT TO ENSURE SAFETY & FAIRNESS IN THE COLES SUPPLY CHAIN AND ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

24 May 2018

Coles and the TWU have signed two important Statements of Principles that will ensure safe and fair conditions for workers in the Coles supply chain and the on-demand economy. Read More »

TRUCK DRIVERS & SUPPORTERS BLOCK ADELAIDE ROADS DURING PROTEST AGAINST ALDI

22 May 2018

TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 MAY 22 2018 Over 100 truck drivers and […] Read More »

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