Latest Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

5 Jul 2013

Four people, including two children, were killed in three fatal truck crashes on the Australian roads in 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. Read More »

Safer Roads for Parramatta Urge Delegates

3 Jul 2013

Parramatta Transport Workers Union members are asking politicians to pledge their support […] Read More »

TWU Backs Bird’s Appointment to Road Safety Portfolio

3 Jul 2013

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s decision to hand the road safety portfolio to […] Read More »

RSRT Makes Progress, as TWU Seeks Commitment

28 Jun 2013

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) has started drafting orders covering rates […] Read More »

Tribunal Must Be Given the Time It Needs: TWU

19 Jun 2013

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has taken aim at the federal Coalition’s […] Read More »

Truck Drivers Are Being Pushed Too Hard

11 Jun 2013

(Channel 9 Sydney, 8 June 2013) Increasing pressure and tight deadlines, including […] Read More »

Truck Tribunal Ready to Drive

29 May 2013

The head of the new Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal will push ahead […] Read More »

ABC Darwin Interview with TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon on Safe Rates

24 May 2013

(ABC Darwin, 20 May 2013) The Transport Workers Union says truck drivers […] Read More »

TWU Truckies Protest at Coles Store in Darwin

23 May 2013

Darwin’s Coles store was stormed by a group of TWU truckies to protest on the amount of pressure the supermarket puts on the industry. Truckies say their rosters and schedules are unreasonable and putting their lives at risk, as well as pushing the costs and wages down. Read More »

Coles drives road safety standards down

23 May 2013

A team of ‘Mystery Shoppers’ today gave patrons at the Coles store in Darwin a crash course in road safety – highlighting the role big retailers play in unsafe truck driving practices.

Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) members distributed flyers inside the Coles store and explained to customers that Coles was putting unsustainable pressure on truck drivers to work faster and longer. Read More »

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