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 »

Truckies Call On Ikea To Stop Exploitation

22 Dec 2016

Aussie truck drivers have called on Ikea to stop ripping off and exploiting their working conditions. Read More »

VIDEO: IKEA Christmas Solidarity Action

22 Dec 2016

IKEA may make cheap, efficient products, but their work practices are making the lives of transport workers cheap – and unliveable. Join us to tell the company: All we want for Christmas is for IKEA to care about workers’ rights! Read More »

100 Killed In Truck Crashes Since Turnbull Tore Down Road Safety Watchdog

5 Dec 2016

The death toll in truck crashes has reached 100 since the Federal Government in April scrapped a road safety watchdog which was investigating the pressures on truck drivers that lead to safety risks. 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 »

TWU Demands New ATA Head Represent Entire Industry

14 Oct 2016

The new chief executive of the Australian Trucking Association must represent all industry, including drivers, the Transport Workers’ Union has said. Read More »

TWU Calls For Urgent Solution To Crisis In Trucking Following Horror Crash

7 Oct 2016

Two truck drivers have been killed in a horrific truck crash in Sydney’s west highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking. Read More »

TWU Visits Korea To Support Protesting Truck Drivers

23 Sep 2016

Transport Workers’ Union National Assistant Secretary Michael Kaine is visiting South Korea ahead of a major protest by truck drivers on Saturday. Read More »

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