NEWS & MEDIA

Truck Drivers on The Road Too Long to Stay Safe

3 Jan 2018

The number of heavy truck crashes increased by 86 per cent in NSW over the past year. There are two major problems in the industry that, if not addressed, will result in further erosion of safety in the heavy trucking industry. Firstly, the whole industry is remunerated on a productivity basis. The second major problem in the industry is that the permitted hours of service for long distance truck drivers are too high. Read More »

Truckies Honour Crash Victims in Christmas Memorial

21 Dec 2017

TRUCK drivers and supporters held a memorial in Sydney today to highlight the increased number of deaths from truck crashes this year. Read More »

TRUCK DRIVERS HOLD CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS OF TRUCK CRASHES

20 Dec 2017

Truck drivers and supporters held a memorial in Sydney today to highlight the increased number of deaths from truck crashes this year. The event was attended by Federal Labor Employment spokesman Brendan O’Connor who condemned the Government over its inaction on the carnage. Read More »

WIN News: Tip Top Drivers Demand Action on Safety & Exploitation

7 Dec 2017

(WIN Canberra News, 6 Dec 2017) Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains. Read More »

Tip Top drivers being ‘worked to death’ as families call for greater responsibility

6 Dec 2017

ABC 7.30 Report, by Elise Worthington and Alex McDonald, 5 December 2017 […] Read More »

TIP TOP DRIVERS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND ACTION ON SAFETY & EXPLOITATION

6 Dec 2017

Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains. Read More »

Tip Top trucks deemed defective after inspections reveal safety issues

4 Dec 2017

All Tip Top-owned bread delivery trucks at its western Sydney depot have been issued with defect notices after an inspection by road safety authorities. Read More »

TV Reports: Truck Drivers Protests at ALDI Stores

16 Nov 2017

Truck drivers have staged simultaneous protests at Aldi stores around the country to demand safer working conditions. Read More »

TWU ACCUSES ALDI OF COVER-UP ON SAFETY BREACHES

16 Nov 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised Aldi for covering up safety risks in its supply chain by claiming it has conducted an internal survey of drivers which found no problems. The Union is calling on Aldi to meet to discuss introducing whistleblower protections and enforceable rights. Drivers need to be able to come forward and reveal safety risks without fearing of harassment or sacking. Read More »

TRUCK DRIVERS PROTEST IN ALL MAJOR CAPITALS OVER ALDI’S SAFETY RECORD & ATTACKS ON FREE SPEECH

15 Nov 2017

Hundreds of truck drivers are holding protests across the nation today over Aldi’s repeated refusal to address safety in its supply chain and its attack on free speech. Read More »

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