NEWS & MEDIA

Truck Driver Takes Aim At Coalition Ministers Over ‘Reunion’ Expenses

13 Jan 2017

Today, TWU members – many of whom have not had a holiday for years – woke to discover they had helped finance a dozen trips to Queensland holiday resorts taken by Industry Minister Greg Hunt and his family over more than a decade and worth over $20,000. Truck driver “Glenn” this morning called radio station 3AW’s morning host Tony Jones to vent his frustrations at the Government Ministers. Read More »

2016 Another Deadly Year For Transport Workers, Says TWU

12 Jan 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has urged the Government to stop ignoring the high death toll among transport workers, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers. Read More »

Truckies Call On Ikea To Stop Exploitation

22 Dec 2016

Aussie truck drivers have called on Ikea to stop ripping off and exploiting their working conditions. Read More »

VIDEO: IKEA Christmas Solidarity Action

22 Dec 2016

IKEA may make cheap, efficient products, but their work practices are making the lives of transport workers cheap – and unliveable. Join us to tell the company: All we want for Christmas is for IKEA to care about workers’ rights! Read More »

Road Safety Tribunal Demise Seems Costly

11 Dec 2016

This week we passed the 100th death in truck crashes since the federal government tore down the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal in April, which was providing a solution to the carnage. Read More »

Transport Workers Union Calls For Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Restoration

9 Dec 2016

The truckies’ union has called for the reinstatement of the road safety watchdog following the death of more than 100 people in truck crashes since it was scrapped by the government in April. Read More »

TWU Stance Backed By Albanese

9 Dec 2016

Shadow transport minister Anthony Albanese has added his voice to Transport Workers Union (TWU) criticism of federal government funding of fatigue research. “The absurdity of the Turnbull Government’s abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has been highlighted by the Government’s plan to spend $800,000 on a study into the causes of fatigue in truck drivers,” he says. The statements will be seen as reinforcing Labor’s commitment to reinstating the RSRT if it wins power. Read More »

Federal Government Wastes Taxpayers’ Money On Truck Driver Fatigue Research

8 Dec 2016

The Federal Government has announced it will spend over $800,000 of taxpayers’ money on research into truck driver fatigue, despite tearing down a tribunal this year which was tackling the problem. Read More »

100 Killed In Truck Crashes Since Turnbull Tore Down Road Safety Watchdog

5 Dec 2016

The death toll in truck crashes has reached 100 since the Federal Government in April scrapped a road safety watchdog which was investigating the pressures on truck drivers that lead to safety risks. Read More »

TWU NEWS: The Fight Is Not Over Just Yet

28 Nov 2016

THE National Road Transport Association, NatRoad, continues to cause confusion for mum and dad small business operators. Unfortunately for mum and dad small businesses, NatRoad has pretty clearly pinned its colours to the mast by applying to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission for registration as an Organisation of Employers. Thus it is no surprise that it is seeking to tear down the General Carriers Contract Determination, an industrial instrument which has provided minimum rates and conditions to owner- drivers in Sydney for more than 30 years. Contrary to what NatRoad would have you believe, this instrument has allowed mum and dad small businesses, who founded the TWU more than 125 years ago, to thrive. Read More »

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