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 »

Truck Drivers, TWU In Canberra To Demand Focus On Road Deaths

16 Mar 2016

Truck drivers along with the Transport Workers’ Union are visiting Canberra today to demand that the Federal Parliament tackle the high death toll in truck crashes. Read More »

TWU Lodges Application To Force Retailers To Pay For Transport Jobs Within 30 Days

11 Mar 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has today lodged an application at the road safety watchdog to force major retailers to pay transport operators within 30 days of work completed. Read More »

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 »

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