NEWS & MEDIA

TWU WARNING TO GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY: TACKLE PRESSURE ON TRUCK DRIVERS OR SEE DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE

11 Sep 2017

The Federal Government and transport employer groups are continuing to ignore the pressure on truck drivers which is causing a surge in deaths from truck crashes, despite a media investigation highlighting the problem, the TWU has warned.
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Criminal truckies should be off road, say family of victim Rian Payget-Strathdee

11 Sep 2017

The family of a six-year-old killed after being shunted off the road by a truck, have called for truckies with a history of road offences to be taken off the road.
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On the road to the next trucking tragedy

11 Sep 2017

Mona Vale brought the trucking industry to a crossroads. Four years – and many deaths – later, the pressures that caused the carnage remain. Read More »

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 »

Tip truck overhaul promised by Daniel Andrews after spate of accidents

14 Aug 2017

TIP-truck drivers could see a pay-by-the-load system replaced with hourly rates on government projects amid rising accidents. Transport Workers Union delegates were told the Andrews Government would overhaul the current pay system on major projects such as the level-crossing removal project and Tulla widening. Read More »

BIG TWU WIN!!

14 Aug 2017

The State Government has pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers across all government infrastructure projects. The move – announced by Premier Daniel Andrews at the 2017 TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Delegates Conference – should put an end to dodgy plant hirers operating on the often below parity pay-by-the-load system exploiting vulnerable owner drivers. MAKE NO MISTAKE…. THIS IS A BIG WIN FOR THE TWU Read More »

TWU CALLS FOR TRANSPORT INVESTIGATION AFTER SIX KILLED IN NSW TRUCK CRASHES IN 24 HOURS

20 Jul 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for an investigation into the transport industry after six people were killed in truck crashes across NSW in the last 24 hours. Read More »

Garden Grove Fires Second Truck Driver Over Dangerous Driving

13 Jul 2017

Outdoor supply company Garden Grove has dismissed a second truckie after his unsafe driving was exposed on social media — just weeks after another driver was sacked in strikingly similar circumstances.
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The Industry’s Dark Side

12 Jul 2017

Long-haul truck drivers are known to enjoy the freedom of the highway, but behind the scenes the industry is breeding a culture of danger and discontent. Read More »

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