NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

Tip Top Accused of Pushing Bread Delivery Drivers to Breaking Point

7 Nov 2017

ABC News, by Elise Worthington and Alex McDonald, 6 November 2017 Tip […] Read More »

TWU DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AFTER TRUCK DRIVER EXPLOITATION REVEALED

7 Nov 2017

The Federal Government must be held responsible for failing to address the crisis in the transport industry which has left truck drivers struggling, the TWU has said. Lives and livelihoods have been ruined because of gaps in legislation which have allowed companies to massively reduce rates for owner drivers, as exposed by ABC 7.30 last night. Read More »

Shame ALDI Shame!

27 Oct 2017

Video: TWU National Day of Actions on ALDI Read More »

TWU WARNING TO GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY: TACKLE PRESSURE ON TRUCK DRIVERS OR SEE DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE

11 Sep 2017

The Federal Government and transport employer groups are continuing to ignore the pressure on truck drivers which is causing a surge in deaths from truck crashes, despite a media investigation highlighting the problem, the TWU has warned.
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On the road to the next trucking tragedy

11 Sep 2017

Mona Vale brought the trucking industry to a crossroads. Four years – and many deaths – later, the pressures that caused the carnage remain. Read More »

Low-cost freight a death trap

1 Sep 2017

Wealthy retailers hold much of the power in transport, since they are responsible for a sizeable proportion of freight movement and they dictate the terms and conditions of contracts to move their goods. Low-cost contracts by retailers are a deadly kick-start in the supply chain which sees truck maintenance postponed and drivers under financial pressure to speed, drive long hours and skip mandatory rest breaks. Read More »

Aldi tries to gag truck drivers’ union after claims of unsafe practices

30 Aug 2017

Transport Workers Union says supermarket chain pressuring drivers to meet schedules that are not safe. Read More »

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