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 »

Six Die During Horror Week For Truck Crashes

17 Nov 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for an urgent review of Federal and State road safety agencies following a spate of truck crashes that have left six people dead in just three days. Read More »

New Senate Truck Driver Licensing Probe Hearing

11 Nov 2016

The senator Glenn Sterle-led ‘Aspects of road safety in Australia’ inquiry will grill state and federal public servants today, with the focus to be on driver licensing standards. Read More »

Driving Schools’ ‘Bogus’ Licences Causing Trucking Havoc

10 Nov 2016

Exploited migrant workers are creating “havoc” on roads because bogus driving schools hand them licences for heavy vehicles without providing proper training, the head of the transport union has said. Read More »

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