NEWS & MEDIA

Andrews Government to Introduce Mandatory Minimum Rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers

10 Aug 2018

Herald Sun, by Kieran Rooney, 10 August 2018 TIP truck owner-drivers have […] Read More »

TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION SLAMS MASTER CODE AS ‘WEAK’ AND INCAPABLE OF ENFORCING INDUSTRY CHANGE

3 Aug 2018

The TWU has criticised the draft Master Code on Industry Practice as “weak” and incapable of bringing in the type of changes desperately needed in transport. Read More »

TRUCKIES CARRY THE BLAME FOR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY CRISIS IN SA POLICE BLITZ

26 Jul 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised the targeting of truck drivers after police defected 39 heavy vehicles and reported several drivers on SA roads over a three-week period. Read More »

VIDEO: Truck Drivers Unfairly Targeted

26 Jul 2018

Truck driver Frank Black is angry that truck drivers are unfairly targeted, meanwhile there’s no scrutiny of wealthy retailers and manufacturers who are putting pressures on drivers. Read More »

TV Reports: TWU National Truck Convoys

16 Jul 2018

Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters protested in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is killing hundreds of people on our roads every year. Read More »

184 PEOPLE KILLED IN 163 FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING HEAVY TRUCKS IN JUST 12 MONTHS, INQUIRY TOLD

13 Jul 2018

Truckie John Waltis is sick of burying his mates. Over the years, the veteran truck driver has been to the funerals of more than 50 of his colleagues within the industry — which is the deadliest in Australia. Read More »

TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IS THE DEADLIEST IN AUSTRALIA, TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION TELLS INDUSTRIAL DEATHS INQUIRY

12 Jul 2018

The Inquiry into Industrial Deaths today heard that the transport industry is in crisis. More transport workers are killed in Australia than in any other industry and deaths involving truck crashes are on the rise. Read More »

TWU WELCOMES VIC OWNER DRIVER LAWS

5 Jul 2018

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has welcomed a Victorian government policy that will require hirers to offer contractors an existing site agreement, rather than a new contract for every new owner driver. Read More »

ALDI ATTACK ON TRUCK DRIVERS RESUMES AFTER RETAILER REFUSES TO DROP CASE

29 Jun 2018

Aldi has said it will continue a Federal Court case attacking the right of truck drivers to speak out about safety in its supply chain rather than hold talks with the TWU. Read More »

DRIVERS WIN AS OUTRAGEOUS ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE SUB-STANDARD RATES REJECTED

4 Jun 2018

Drivers have had a major win over an employer attempt to introduce below award rates and conditions. The Fair Work Commission rejected the attempt by Truck Moves and other employers to introduce sub-standard rates and conditions for drivers who relocate trucks. The Commission stated the proposal was put forward “to secure the lowest payment possible”. Read More »

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