TWU Coming for You Protest taking aim at Coles

2 Aug 2013

The Transport Workers’ Union protested at Coles in Redcliffe recently, making sure shoppers knew that the supermarket giant was not committed to safety.

They charged that unsafe wages were outrageous, showed pictures of smashed trucks and held placards saying safety was being pushed down the chain.

The TWU says it is coming for anyone in the chain that pays unsafe wages. Read More »

Truckies fear head-on crash with Coles and Woolies

28 Jul 2013

Truck drivers are accusing Coles and Woolworths supermarkets of compromising road safety by forcing them to meet ”ridiculous” deadlines.

In a submission to be handed in next week to the newly formed Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, truck drivers will allege they have been forced to work up to 18 hours a day. Read More »

Truckies Rally at Redcliff Coles in QLD for ‘Driving for Road Safety’

19 Jul 2013

As part of the ‘driving for road safety’ campaign, TWU truckies and supporters rallied at Redcliffe Coles demanding better pay and working conditions and highlighting the lethal pressures from big retailers like Coles in the trucking industry. Read More »

Deadly Life of a Truckie – Tony Sheldon OP-ED

19 Jul 2013
Deadly Life of a Truckie

Truckies deserve fair wages and conditions and the ability to be able to come home to their family safely at night, writes Tony Sheldon, TWU National Secretary.

Truckies are the men and women who keep the food on the shelves, the fuel in the pumps and transport the goods from their factories. But the life of a truck driver is tough. Read More »

D’Ath blasts Coalition during TWU protest against Coles

18 Jul 2013

A federal Labor MP has blasted the Coalition over its desire to review the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT), amid another Transport Workers Union (TWU) protest against Coles. Read More »

Aussie lives depend on Safe Rates for truck drivers

18 Jul 2013

It’s time for big retailers like Coles to end the squeeze on truckies and for the Coalition to support a safer trucking industry – because Aussie lives depend on it. That’s according to Peter Biagini, TWU Queensland Secretary. Read More »

Truckies Rally Outside Coles in Redcliffe, QLD – ‘Driving for Road Safety’

18 Jul 2013

4BC Radio Gary Hardgrave interviews Peter Biagini, Queensland State Secretary of Transport Workers’ Union, who tells that truck drivers and supporters rallied at Coles in Redcliffe today as part of a Transport Driving for Safety campaign. Read More »

Transport Workers rally for Safe Rates outside Coles – Courier Mail

18 Jul 2013
Transport Workers rally for Safe Rates outside Coles

Frank Black is no stranger to the dangers of driving for a living – the owner/driver has lost mates on the road and been involved in a crash himself in his 27 years behind the wheel.

The Coopers Plains driver joined dozens of other truckies and their families at Coles Redcliffe this… Read More »

Squeeze from big retailers causes truckies unsafe practices on roads

13 Jul 2013

During a NSW Police blitz, around a third of trucks drivers were found to be breaching laws and safety regulations.

Michael Kaine, TWU Assistant National Secretary, says truckies and trucking companies are being squeezed by their clients. This means things like regular scheduled maintenance are being skipped, and it has deadly consequences for all Australian road users. Read More »

‘Horror Week’ of trucking tragedies a reminder of lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry

12 Jul 2013

A ‘horror week’ of trucking tragedies on Australian roads has seen six people killed in six separate fatal truck crashes this week. These are tragedies for those involved and their loved ones, and a grim reminder of the lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon. Read More »

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