NEWS & MEDIA

Truckies Block Sydney CBD for Safe Rates

20 May 2016

More than 200 TWU members protested on the streets of Sydney to demand Malcolm Turnbull address the crisis in the trucking industry and the devastatingly high death toll in truck crashes instead of abolishing road safety laws set up to save lives. Watch the media reports here: Read More »

Authorities Must Investigate Barnett’s Couriers After Latest Trucking Tragedy

20 May 2016

Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has called on the authorities to launch a full investigation of Wollongong-based Barnett’s Couriers after the latest fatal crash involving a Barnett’s truck. Read More »

Truck Drivers Rally For Safe Rates, Block Busy Sydney Streets

18 May 2016

Truck drivers and other transport workers have blocked a major Sydney junction, demanding the government return a system of safe rates to address the crisis in trucking and the high death toll in truck crashes. Read More »

Deaths And Police Blitz Show Crisis On The Roads As Federal Government Dithers

11 May 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is urgently demanding the Federal Government meet all representatives of the transport industry to find a solution to the crisis on the roads. The call comes as another person died in a truck crash while a police blitz in NSW found over 1600 defects in trucks and hundreds of drivers in breach of rules on fatigue, securing their load and drug use. Read More »

Operation StateTrans Finds Major Flaws In Trucking Fleets While Government Abolishes Road Safety Laws

11 May 2016

Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has slammed the Federal Government for standing in the way of safe rates for truck drivers and their families as a major police operation in NSW found serious problems with maintenance and drugs in trucking fleets right across the supply chain. Read More »

Over 200 Transport Workers Block Road In Sydney CBD Over Malcolm Turnbull’s Opposition To Safe Rates For Truck Drivers

28 Apr 2016

More than 200 transport workers have taken to the streets in Sydney today to protest Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to put the interests of his big business donors like Coles ahead of the safety of transport workers and everyone on our roads. Read More »

RN: Family Members Vow to Fight the Abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

22 Apr 2016

(ABC RN Breakfast, 21 Apr 2016) Relatives of the truck crash victims, along with unions, truck drivers and road safety experts are vowing to keep up the fight for the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal abolished by the government. Read More »

Truckie Pay Pressures Killed My Brother John

15 Apr 2016

I have no doubt this financial pressure created the conditions which ended up in my brother’s death, Susan Posnakidis writes. Read More »

TWU response to Gottliebsen

31 Mar 2016

There is an ultimate irony in the arguments of those opposing the first Order on safe rates by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. Every doomsday scenario put forward as a reason for the Order not to go ahead is sadly already happening. Read More »

Truckies Disrupt Coles Distributions Centres To Highlight Retailer’s Lethal Squeeze

22 Mar 2016

TWU NSW Secretary Michael Aird has told Coles to stop buying off their responsibilities as major transport clients by donating to politicians in Canberra and instead take responsibility for their lethal economic squeeze on truck drivers that is leading to hundreds of truck crash related deaths on Australian roads each year. Read More »

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