NEWS & MEDIA

Safety Drives Australia To End Pay-By-The-Mile

15 Jan 2016

. Australia is in the process of eliminating pay by the mile for many of its truck drivers, and replacing it with guaranteed minimum hourly wages, a program the government is calling “safe rates.” Read More »

The importance of safe work conditions for truck drivers

1 Apr 2014

Tim Watts MP for Gellibrand spoke in Federal Parliament on 27 March 2014 in support of the TWU campaign for Safe Rates – for safe and fair conditions for truck drivers. Read More »

Petrol Tankers Are ‘Mobile Bombs’

12 Feb 2014

Transport workers fear there could be more tanker crashes such as the one which killed two last year at Mona Vale. The Transport Workers Union wants the Federal Government to bring in new laws so action can be taken against the clients of trucking companies as well. Read More »

Union Alleges Tanker Safety Rules Broken

5 Feb 2014

The Transport Workers Union claims fuel-tanker drivers were forced to speed, skip rest breaks and fake their log books just to keep contracted work.

The Australian Financial Review, by Joanna Mather and Angela Macdonald-Smith, 4 Feb 2014 Read More »

Coles Steals Christmas!!!

19 Dec 2013

The Coles Grinch summons truckies for 2013 Christmas delivery schedule. This coincides with a rally held by TWU truckies and their families at Martin Place Sydney on 10 December 2013, protesting against the lethal squeeze from the big bullies like Coles, who demand drivers meet impossible schedules and unrealistic deadlines – at dangerously low rates of pay. Read More »

Advance Memorial: up to 80 Deaths this Christmas

10 Dec 2013

Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today joined around 200 drivers and their families in an advance memorial for the up to 80 people who would die in truck-related crashes on Australian roads this Christmas.

TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 December 2013 Read More »

Hands off Safe Rates: TWU

22 Nov 2013

Transport Workers’ Union national secretary Tony Sheldon says the Federal Government’s review of the national Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal showed contempt for families of the 330 people killed in truck-related crashes in the last year and a casual disregard for drivers pressured by clients to speed or carry overweight loads.

Transport & Logistics News, by Charles Pauka , 21 November 2013 Read More »

Young Mother’s Death is 7th Truck-related Fatality This Week and Reinforces Need for Safer Roads

15 Nov 2013

Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today said the tragic death […] Read More »

CH10 Perth: Coles Risk Lives

12 Nov 2013

(Channel 10, Perth, TEN Eyewitness News, 7 Nov 2013) Perth truck drivers […] Read More »

WTV: Coles, Coles you can’t lie – every year, 300 die!

12 Nov 2013

(WTV, Perth, Undercurrent, 9 Nov 2013) Truck drivers have descended on the […] Read More »

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