NEWS & MEDIA

Transport Workers’ Union Supports Farmers’ Call For Price Support & Assistance

25 May 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is supporting farmers’ demands for price support and financial assistance as they struggle with low milk prices. Read More »

Operation StateTrans Finds Major Flaws In Trucking Fleets While Government Abolishes Road Safety Laws

11 May 2016

Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has slammed the Federal Government for standing in the way of safe rates for truck drivers and their families as a major police operation in NSW found serious problems with maintenance and drugs in trucking fleets right across the supply chain. Read More »

TWU Calls For CoR Changes As Mona Vale Driver Trial Opens

4 Feb 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for more accountability of transport operators and companies which hire them, as the trial for a truck driver facing charges relating to the deaths of two people in Mona Vale in 2013 opens. Read More »

Safety Drives Australia To End Pay-By-The-Mile

15 Jan 2016

. Australia is in the process of eliminating pay by the mile for many of its truck drivers, and replacing it with guaranteed minimum hourly wages, a program the government is calling “safe rates.” Read More »

$7 Million Financial Link Between Wesfarmers And Liberal Party Revealed

11 Nov 2015

The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding the Government drop its opposition to the road safety watchdog after a $7 million link between Wesfarmers and the Liberal Party has been revealed. Read More »

RSRT Rates Order Won’t Hurt Owner-Driver Viability: Kaine

22 Oct 2015

A senior Transport Workers Union (TWU) official has dismissed claims that minimum rates for owner-drivers will price them out of the market for work. Read More »

Do Wages Cause Speeding?

21 Oct 2015

The only way could see to reduce speeding in the heavy vehicle industry was changing the way drivers are paid. Read More »

Major Retailers Must Be Accountable – Report Shows Rule-Breaking Rampant

30 Jul 2015

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the road safety watchdog to hold major companies using transport operators to account after new research shows rule-breaking is rampant and is putting workers lives at risk. Read More »

RMS Has Sights Firmly On Distribution Centres

17 Jul 2015

Distribution centres belonging to big-name transport clients are in the sights of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of efforts to enforce chain of responsibility. Read More »

Coles: Not So Good For Humanity, Particularly If You’re A Truck Driver

7 Jul 2015

Truckies are around 15 times more likely to die on the job than workers in other industries, according to Safe Work Australia. On average, around 330 people lose their lives in heavy vehicle incidents across the country each year. Read More »

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