NEWS & MEDIA

Australian Trucking Association Checklist Will Not Address Problems In Transport

29 Sep 2016

The Australian Trucking Association’s checklist for members facing troublesome contracts does little to address the problems the association has itself created, the Transport Workers’ Union has said. Read More »

Trade Deals: A Case Study In Why They’re Bad — Like The Korea-Australia FTA

23 Sep 2016

The TWU joins the Korean transport union protests this weekend as part of wider unrest at the South Korean government’s labour reforms. TWU Secretary Tony Sheldon explains why the plight of Korean truck drivers matters to us. Read More »

TWU Response To Robert Gottliebsen

23 Sep 2016

Kate Carnell’s report on the impact of an Order on minimum rates for truck drivers vindicates nothing apart from the sad reality that there are some who refuse to acknowledge there is a problem in the transport industry. Read More »

TWU Visits Korea To Support Protesting Truck Drivers

23 Sep 2016

Transport Workers’ Union National Assistant Secretary Michael Kaine is visiting South Korea ahead of a major protest by truck drivers on Saturday. Read More »

Former RSRT Member Has No Regrets

20 Sep 2016

Award-winning fatigue expert Prof Ann Williamson says RSRT or something like it is still needed. She says the link between low rates and safety is undeniable, based on several peer-reviewed studies. She says there was a lot of misinformation going on at the time of the RSRT’s demise, as well as a lack of information. Read More »

DRIVERS & SMALL TRANSPORT FIRMS SLAM CARNELL REPORT

15 Sep 2016

he Government is failing to tackle the crisis in trucking, marked by suicides, bankruptcies, low pay, high workplace deaths and injuries and the employment of untrained and exploited migrant workers, drivers and small transport businesses are warning today. Read More »

Race to the Bottom

1 Sep 2016

NatRoad is seeking to bend the general carriers contract rules in NSW by exempting its members, who in turn will exploit drivers they employ. Tony Sheldon writes. Read More »

Coles Must Stop The Squeeze On Trucking

24 Aug 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has called on Coles to take its foot off the throat of transport workers, after posting another 4.3% increase in annual pre-tax earnings today. Read More »

Whistleblower At Far North Queensland Trucking Company Files For Damages

19 Aug 2016

A whistleblower of a far north trucking company that faced dozens of fatigue management charges is suing the company for almost $690,000 in damages. Read More »

Mascot Tanker Flip Shows Industry On Edge

19 Aug 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has strengthened calls for the implementation of a national Safe Rates System after an overturned fuel tanker carrying 35,000 litres of diesel and unleaded fuel caused havoc for Sydney road users on Friday morning. Read More »

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