NEWS & MEDIA

TWU: Band-Aid Solution Won’t Save 2,548 Lives

4 Jul 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has cautioned against the dangers of not addressing lethal pressures that cause truck drivers to speed as a proposed new law calls for harsher speeding penalties on heavy vehicles. Read More »

Transport Workers’ Union Supports Farmers’ Call For Price Support & Assistance

25 May 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is supporting farmers’ demands for price support and financial assistance as they struggle with low milk prices. 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 Applications To Force Big Retailers To Implement Safe Rates Order

15 Mar 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is lodging a series of applications at the road safety watchdog to ensure major retailers follow a ruling setting down safe minimum rates for drivers aimed at saving lives on the roads. 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 »

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 »

CH7 Adelaide: Truckies Rally

25 Feb 2016

(CH7 Adelaide, 24 Feb 2016) Truck drivers call on big retailers to not back down from their promise of better pay and conditions. Read More »

Horrific Crash Highlights Crisis in Trucking, TWU Warns

3 Feb 2016

A horrific crash north of Williams, WA which saw a woman tragically killed 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 »

It Took Hard Yakka but We Won Safe Rates Battle

27 Jan 2016

Decades of hard-yakka campaigning by truck drivers standing together as part of the TWU has scored a major success, with the recent ruling by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal on minimum safe rates for owner drivers. Read More »

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