NEWS & MEDIA

Sheldon Responds To SARTA Letter

26 Jul 2016

TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon has issued a statement following SARTA executive director Steve Shearer’s letter to Owner//Driver criticising the TWU’s motives in the Safe Rates debate. Read More »

CH7: Truckies Call For More Driver Awareness

26 Jul 2016

(7 News Melbourne, 25 July 2016) More than 2000 people have been killed or injured in crashes involving trucks in the past decade. Truckies say many of these could be avoided if motorists knew the safe braking distance for trucks. Read More »

Getting the Balance Right

25 Jul 2016

Contract Determinations (such as the GCCD) operate in the same way that Awards do for employee drivers by providing minimum rates and conditions for owner-drivers who fall within its coverage. Read More »

Fight For A Fair Go

14 Jul 2016

The big lie from those opposed to Safe Rates is that making the bosses at the top of supply chains accountable for safe rates and conditions won’t fix a thing. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More »

All For Nothing

14 Jul 2016

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s demise has left some gloating, and others knowing that their hope of increased rates is more than likely gone forever. The Interstater writes Read More »

Band-Aid Solution Won’t Save Trucking Industry

8 Jul 2016

ABC Riverina Breakfast interview with TWU National Assistant Secretary Michael Kaine on 5 July 2016 regarding the NTC draft legislation and the RSRT. Read More »

Extension Of General Carriers Contract Determination Coverage And Rights Good News For NSW Owner Drivers

7 Jul 2016

TWU NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has welcomed the decision by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission to extend coverage of the General Carriers Contract Determination, saying that it was good news for Owner Drivers across NSW. Read More »

TWU: Employer Groups Create A Smokescreen For Unsafe Roads

5 Jul 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has accused major employer bodies of participating in a political smokescreen to obscure the lethal economic pressures forced upon truck drivers. Read More »

TWU: Band-Aid Solution Won’t Save 2,548 Lives

4 Jul 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has cautioned against the dangers of not addressing lethal pressures that cause truck drivers to speed as a proposed new law calls for harsher speeding penalties on heavy vehicles. Read More »

TWU Talks About Why They’re Still Fighting For Safe Rates

1 Jul 2016

The RSRT has been abolished but TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon said he would continue to fight for the rights of owner drivers and employee drivers. Read More »

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