NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

Safety Starts From The Top

2 Feb 2017

The Coffs Coast Advocate, by Richard Olsen, TWU NSW State Secretary, 1 […] Read More »

TWU Safety Summit To Tackle High Death & Injury Rates In Trucking

31 Jan 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union will hold a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, February 3rd, bringing together truck drivers, industry, academics and politicians to devise ways to deal with the crisis in trucking. Read More »

Government Putting ‘Lives On The Line’

18 Jan 2017

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has lashed out at the government for what it said was an attitude of having no care for those on the road. Read More »

Truck Driver Takes Aim At Coalition Ministers Over ‘Reunion’ Expenses

13 Jan 2017

Today, TWU members – many of whom have not had a holiday for years – woke to discover they had helped finance a dozen trips to Queensland holiday resorts taken by Industry Minister Greg Hunt and his family over more than a decade and worth over $20,000. Truck driver “Glenn” this morning called radio station 3AW’s morning host Tony Jones to vent his frustrations at the Government Ministers. Read More »

Transport Workers Union Calls For Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Restoration

9 Dec 2016

The truckies’ union has called for the reinstatement of the road safety watchdog following the death of more than 100 people in truck crashes since it was scrapped by the government in April. Read More »

TWU NEWS: The Fight Is Not Over Just Yet

28 Nov 2016

THE National Road Transport Association, NatRoad, continues to cause confusion for mum and dad small business operators. Unfortunately for mum and dad small businesses, NatRoad has pretty clearly pinned its colours to the mast by applying to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission for registration as an Organisation of Employers. Thus it is no surprise that it is seeking to tear down the General Carriers Contract Determination, an industrial instrument which has provided minimum rates and conditions to owner- drivers in Sydney for more than 30 years. Contrary to what NatRoad would have you believe, this instrument has allowed mum and dad small businesses, who founded the TWU more than 125 years ago, to thrive. Read More »

New Senate Truck Driver Licensing Probe Hearing

11 Nov 2016

The senator Glenn Sterle-led ‘Aspects of road safety in Australia’ inquiry will grill state and federal public servants today, with the focus to be on driver licensing standards. Read More »

Driving Schools’ ‘Bogus’ Licences Causing Trucking Havoc

10 Nov 2016

Exploited migrant workers are creating “havoc” on roads because bogus driving schools hand them licences for heavy vehicles without providing proper training, the head of the transport union has said. Read More »

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