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 OPINION: Casualisation Hurts on Job Training

6 Jul 2017

There is a vacuum in the training of drivers across the whole of our industry. Casual drivers for example are not exposed to the skills and professionalism of other drivers on the job every day, so cannot learn “on the job”. Read More »

Safe Rates on the World Stage

4 Jul 2017

More than 5000 truck drivers hit the streets of Seoul in South Korea to make sure the country’s new president keeps his promise of legislative reform. KPTU’s Wol-san Liem said the new president said as a candidate, that he would guarantee trade union rights for owner drivers and other owner operators, and to pursue safe rates legislation. Read More »

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

24 May 2017

President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do it.
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28 Apr 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent action to address the alarming increase in deaths among transport workers, which have by far the highest workplace deaths of any industry. Read More »

Scrutiny Needed In WA Trucking Industry Amid ‘Dangerous Stimulant Culture’ Claims

24 Apr 2017

WA’s Transport Workers Union is warning of what it calls a dangerous culture of over-the-counter stimulant use and drivers being forced to skip mandatory rest breaks in the state. Read More »

Transport Workers Protest Over Company’s Exploitation & Fed Govt Inaction

4 Apr 2017

Transport workers and activists will hold co-ordinated protests around the country today over transport operator, Northline, which is spear-heading a race to the bottom in the industry through poor wages and conditions. Read More »

Big Win For Owner Drivers With GCCD

30 Mar 2017

We have had a win for owner drivers, with the Transport Workers Union and many industry and business groups working together to finalise an agreement on the General Carriers Contract Determination, which has been approved by the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission. Read More »

We Need To Put A Brake On Truckies’ Road Toll

27 Mar 2017

More than $30 billion in the Australian economy per annum comes from road freight transport services, an industry that employs 191,000 people. But is it worth a death resulting from a heavy truck crash on our roads almost every other day? It’s a high price to pay for their essential work. Read More »

Horror Truck Crash Shows Need For Urgent Government Action, Says TWU

24 Mar 2017

Two truck drivers have been killed in a horrific truck crash in Sydney’s south highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.
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