NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

Fixing what ain’t broken!

8 Aug 2016

It is too often that the Transport Workers’ Union is having to “fix what ain’t broken” when it comes to supporting drivers who are being targeted unfairly by the management of multinational organisations. Read More »

Unaware, Underpaid

1 Aug 2016

Australia is a multi-culture society, but big business is exploiting newly-arrived foreign drivers to work for lower pay rates while increasing its own profit margin. Tony Sheldon writes. Read More »

Horror Accidents Highlight Need For Real Action On Road Safety

27 Jul 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is once again calling on the Federal Government to clearly identify exactly what it is they are doing to reduce pressure on drivers and increase safety for the public after more horror crashes on Queensland roads. Read More »

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 »

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