NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

Companies, Clients Should Face Jail Over Fatal Crashes, Says TWU

16 Aug 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has called for more accountability at the top after charges were laid against a waste company for a horror crash in Urrbrae in which two people died. Read More »

TWU Demands Carnell Explain Why She Opposed System Which Delivered 30-Day Payments

15 Aug 2016

The TWU is demanding the Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell explain why she opposed a system which delivered a requirement for drivers to be paid within 30 days of work – only to now call for such payment terms. Read More »

Industry Groups In Attempt To Rip Off Drivers At Fair Work Commission

15 Aug 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is opposing attempts by industry lobby groups to reduce wages for long distance truck drivers and bus drivers at the Fair Work Commission today. Read More »

Small trucks targeted in NSW Police Blitz

10 Aug 2016

Small and medium rigid trucks were targeted in a police operation in Sydney’s West on Monday. Read More »

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