NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

BIG TWU WIN!!

14 Aug 2017

The State Government has pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers across all government infrastructure projects. The move – announced by Premier Daniel Andrews at the 2017 TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Delegates Conference – should put an end to dodgy plant hirers operating on the often below parity pay-by-the-load system exploiting vulnerable owner drivers. MAKE NO MISTAKE…. THIS IS A BIG WIN FOR THE TWU 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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Big Win For Owner Drivers With GCCD

30 Mar 2017

We have had a win for owner drivers, with the Transport Workers Union and many industry and business groups working together to finalise an agreement on the General Carriers Contract Determination, which has been approved by the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission. 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 »

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