NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

Safe Rates on the World Stage

4 Jul 2017

More than 5000 truck drivers hit the streets of Seoul in South Korea to make sure the country’s new president keeps his promise of legislative reform. KPTU’s Wol-san Liem said the new president said as a candidate, that he would guarantee trade union rights for owner drivers and other owner operators, and to pursue safe rates legislation. Read More »

TWU Joins Rallies Over Government Changes Which Making Trucking More Dangerous

9 Mar 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has joined protests around the country today to highlight changes the Federal Government has brought in which have increased dangers for truck drivers and the travelling public.
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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 »

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 »

VIDEO: Safe Rates Convoy

27 Jun 2016

On June 19, TWU activists around the country held protests highlighting the high death toll in trucking and demanding Safe Rates across the industry. Each major city around the nation hosted a protest, with rolling convoys and demonstrations bringing the public’s attention to the crisis in trucking. Check out the highlights of the TV reports here: Read More »

Capital City Convoys For Safe Rates Are Essential

27 Jun 2016

On Sunday, June 19, hundreds of transport workers coordinated a series of convoys and events as part of our campaign for Safe Rates for every single transport worker. Read More »

Drivers Demand Focus On Safety As Trucking Convoys & Protests Held In All Major Capitals

19 Jun 2016

Truck drivers, their families and the families of those killed in truck crashes have held co-ordinated convoys and protests around the country to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is causing deaths and injuries. Read More »

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