NEWS & MEDIA

Transport Workers’ Union To Oppose Move To Delay Order Aimed At Saving Lives

10 Mar 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union will vehemently oppose applications by several industry groups, such as Ai Group, NatRoad and Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association to delay a road safety watchdog ruling aimed at saving lives. Their application, along with two others, comes as 14 people were killed in truck crashes in just over one week. Read More »

TWU Appeals For Government To Support Road Safety After Horror Week Of Truck Deaths

8 Mar 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is appealing to the Federal Government to back a ruling by the road safety watchdog after 12 people were killed in truck crashes in just nine days. Read More »

2GB: Safe Rates for Truck Drivers

4 Mar 2016

(2GB Money News, 29 Feb 2016) TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon discusses about the importance of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s Order on minimum rates for owner drivers. Read More »

Two Dead In Horror Crash Highlighting Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

4 Mar 2016

Two people have been killed, including a female sedan driver and a male truck driver, in a horrific crash in Victoria, highlighting the crisis in trucking, according the Transport Workers’ Union. Read More »

Truck Drivers Hold Rally Demanding New Pay Rates To Tackle Road Deaths

24 Feb 2016

Truck drivers and Transport Workers’ Union activists have held a noisy rally in Adelaide to demand that wealthy retailers follow a binding law on pay rates, aimed at cutting the number of deaths on the roads. Read More »

Owner-Drivers Must Stand Together On Minimum Rates: Sheldon

22 Feb 2016

TWU blames the wealthy trucking clients for stoking fear among operators and drivers about the minimum rates order. Owner-drivers are being urged to band together and back the introduction of minimum rates. “I urge on all drivers to stand up and fight for your rights. You won them, you deserve them, you have a right to be paid for all your work,” said Tony Sheldon, TWU National Secretary. Read More »

ABC Wide Bay: Road Safety Alarm Bell

18 Feb 2016

(ABC Wide Bay, 18 Feb 2016) It’s been a horrific month for road deaths involving trucks, sounding alarm bells for road safety. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon talks about the lethal economic pressures on truck drivers, and calls for Safe Rates to tackle the road tragedies. Read More »

$70,000 Underpayment Of Drivers Shows Need For National Fund For Auditing & Training, Says TWU

16 Feb 2016

Chronic underpayment of truck drivers by a Victorian transport operator shows the need for national auditing to ensure transport contracts by wealthy clients allow for fair and safe rates of pay, the Transport Workers’ Union has said. Read More »

Horrific Truck Crash In Western Victoria Highlights Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

9 Feb 2016

One person is dead, one missing and one fighting for life after a horrific truck crash on a highway in western Victoria this morning. The incident highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said. Read More »

Teenager Killed In Horrific Truck Crash Highlights Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

9 Feb 2016

A teenage boy has died following a horrific truck crash in Western Sydney yesterday afternoon. The incident highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said. Read More »

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