NEWS & MEDIA

We Need To Put A Brake On Truckies’ Road Toll

27 Mar 2017

More than $30 billion in the Australian economy per annum comes from road freight transport services, an industry that employs 191,000 people. But is it worth a death resulting from a heavy truck crash on our roads almost every other day? It’s a high price to pay for their essential work. Read More »

Horror Truck Crash Shows Need For Urgent Government Action, Says TWU

24 Mar 2017

Two truck drivers have been killed in a horrific truck crash in Sydney’s south highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.
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Win For Owner Drivers As Industry Backs And Expands Model For Fair Rates & Conditions

15 Mar 2017

Owner drivers got a boost today as the NSW Industrial Relations Commission backed and expanded a system which ensures them full cost recovery for their work.
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TWU Joins Rallies Over Government Changes Which Making Trucking More Dangerous

9 Mar 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has joined protests around the country today to highlight changes the Federal Government has brought in which have increased dangers for truck drivers and the travelling public.
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TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament To Protest Archaic Pay-By-The-Load System

7 Mar 2017

Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. Read More »

Truck Drivers Reveal Chronic Underpayment At Fair Work Commission

6 Mar 2017

Truck drivers will today tell the Fair Work Commission how transport employers pay them little or nothing to make deliveries and force them to falsify work diaries so they can drive trucks for longer. Read More »

Port Pirie Truck Death Shows Problems In Trucking, Says Transport Workers’ Union

2 Mar 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has called on industry to come on board with a solution to the crisis in trucking, which saw grandfather Steve Eberhard killed last year after he was hit by a truck. Read More »

Who Represents The Drivers?

17 Feb 2017

We are in a unique political age, an age where the political marketing is “jobs and growth”. The reality is that while big business and the politicians, who claim to represent us, are ramming their sales pitch down our throats, workers in the transport industry are under attack more than ever before. Read More »

We Must Get Up To Speed On Road Safety

8 Feb 2017

It’s a mistake to allow politics to compromise road safety, particularly when our road toll is rising after years of decline. Read More »

Transport Employer Groups In Denial About Rate & Safety Problems Drivers Face

7 Feb 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised transport employer lobby groups NatRoad, ATA and Sarta for their opposition to improvements in rates and safety for drivers. Read More »

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