NEWS & MEDIA

TWU WARNING TO GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY: TACKLE PRESSURE ON TRUCK DRIVERS OR SEE DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE

11 Sep 2017

The Federal Government and transport employer groups are continuing to ignore the pressure on truck drivers which is causing a surge in deaths from truck crashes, despite a media investigation highlighting the problem, the TWU has warned.
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Criminal truckies should be off road, say family of victim Rian Payget-Strathdee

11 Sep 2017

The family of a six-year-old killed after being shunted off the road by a truck, have called for truckies with a history of road offences to be taken off the road.
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On the road to the next trucking tragedy

11 Sep 2017

Mona Vale brought the trucking industry to a crossroads. Four years – and many deaths – later, the pressures that caused the carnage remain. Read More »

TRUCK DRIVERS DEMAND GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO MEDIA INVESTIGATION ON DEADLY PRESSURES IN TRUCKING

11 Sep 2017

Truck drivers and the Transport Workers’ Union are demanding that the Federal Government responds to a media investigation highlighting the crisis in trucking which is leading to deaths and injuries on the roads. Read More »

Low-cost freight a death trap

1 Sep 2017

Wealthy retailers hold much of the power in transport, since they are responsible for a sizeable proportion of freight movement and they dictate the terms and conditions of contracts to move their goods. Low-cost contracts by retailers are a deadly kick-start in the supply chain which sees truck maintenance postponed and drivers under financial pressure to speed, drive long hours and skip mandatory rest breaks. Read More »

Tip truck overhaul promised by Daniel Andrews after spate of accidents

14 Aug 2017

TIP-truck drivers could see a pay-by-the-load system replaced with hourly rates on government projects amid rising accidents. Transport Workers Union delegates were told the Andrews Government would overhaul the current pay system on major projects such as the level-crossing removal project and Tulla widening. Read More »

Garden Grove Fires Second Truck Driver Over Dangerous Driving

13 Jul 2017

Outdoor supply company Garden Grove has dismissed a second truckie after his unsafe driving was exposed on social media — just weeks after another driver was sacked in strikingly similar circumstances.
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Safe Rates on the World Stage

4 Jul 2017

More than 5000 truck drivers hit the streets of Seoul in South Korea to make sure the country’s new president keeps his promise of legislative reform. KPTU’s Wol-san Liem said the new president said as a candidate, that he would guarantee trade union rights for owner drivers and other owner operators, and to pursue safe rates legislation. Read More »

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

24 May 2017

President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do it.
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TWU DEMANDS ACTION AS SAFE WORK SHOWS 40% OF WORKER DEATHS WERE TRANSPORT WORKERS

28 Apr 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent action to address the alarming increase in deaths among transport workers, which have by far the highest workplace deaths of any industry. Read More »

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