NEWS & MEDIA

TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IS THE DEADLIEST IN AUSTRALIA, TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION TELLS INDUSTRIAL DEATHS INQUIRY

12 Jul 2018

The Inquiry into Industrial Deaths today heard that the transport industry is in crisis. More transport workers are killed in Australia than in any other industry and deaths involving truck crashes are on the rise. Read More »

TRUCK CRASH ON STURT HIGHWAY HIGHLIGHTS DANGERS IN TRANSPORT

1 May 2018

An incident in which a truck driver was killed and another man was left critically injured highlights road transport as Australia’s deadliest job, Ian Smith, TWU SA/NT Branch Secretary has said. Read More »

VIDEO: Truck Drivers Protests

19 Apr 2018

Hundreds of truck drivers protested across the country today (18 April 2018) who are angry at Aldi for turning their back on road safety. Here’re some media clips of the protest highlights: Read More »

TRUCKIES PROTEST 2 YEARS AFTER GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN SAFETY WATCHDOG, AS SURVEY SHOWS 93% DEMAND CHANGE IN TRANSPORT

18 Apr 2018

Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters protested today in all major capitals as a new survey shows 93% of drivers want to see changes to make transport safer and less pressured. Drivers sat on Oxford Street in Sydney and marched in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in a stark message to the Federal Government which shut down a road safety watchdog two years ago, allowing wealthy retailers like Aldi to financially squeeze transport. Read More »

TRUCKIES PROTEST 2 YEARS AFTER GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN SAFETY WATCHDOG, AS SURVEY SHOWS 93% DEMAND CHANGE IN TRANSPORT

18 Apr 2018

Truck drivers will protest in all major capitals today as a new survey shows 93% of drivers want to see changes to make transport safer and less pressured. The survey shows almost 93% of drivers also say pressure on them is continuing or increasing, with drivers listing the financial squeeze from major supermarkets and manufacturers, bad roads, unsafe truck stops and unrealistic deadlines major sources of pressure. Over 1,000 drivers responded to the survey which was conducted following police blitzes on trucks after a spate of crashes. Read More »

Shame ALDI

1 Mar 2018

ALDI’s low cost contracts are putting a financial squeeze on transport operators, forcing them to cut corners on safety. ALDI must stop the race to the bottom to save lives on our roads. Read More »

92% INCREASE IN NSW TRUCK CRASH DEATHS, OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS

21 Feb 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union is warning not enough is being done to reduce risks to safety in trucking as the latest official data shows the increase in deaths from truck crashes continues. Read More »

THREE DEAD IN HORROR SYDNEY TRUCK CRASH AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DITHERS

16 Feb 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised the Federal Government’s inaction over the crisis in trucking as three people were killed in a truck crash in Sydney today. Read More »

SHOCKING NUMBER OF TRUCKING BREACHES REVEALS ABSENCE OF POLICY & REGULATION

2 Feb 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised a gaping lack of regulation and policy after police issued over 2,000 truck defect notices yesterday in the largest ever inspection operation. Read More »

OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER IS NOT ENOUGH TO END ROAD DEATHS

1 Feb 2018

With Operation Rolling Thunder, drivers are again being made to face the consequences of conditions forced upon them, while the employers responsible get away with it. Read More »

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