NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

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 »

Truck Driving: One Of The Deadliest Workplaces In Australia

7 Feb 2017

A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows. Read More »

Those At Top Of Chain-Of-Responsibility Should Be Held Accountable For Truck Road Deaths: New Research

6 Feb 2017

A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows. The Macquarie University study, which surveyed 559 truck drivers, found a high proportion are forced to work long and dangerous hours carrying unsafe loads to avoid losing their jobs. Read More »

Report Reveals Overworked Truck Drivers Fear Raising Safety Concerns

3 Feb 2017

A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is Australia’s deadliest job. Long hours, pressure to drive unsafe schedules with unsafe loads and an inability to raise safety concerns without jeopardising their jobs are among the risks to safety facing drivers. Read More »

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