NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

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 »

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