NEWS & MEDIA

500 DEAD IN TRUCK CRASHES SINCE SAFETY WATCHDOG TORN DOWN; TRUCKIES GO TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND LEGISLATIVE ACTION

13 Feb 2019

Truck drivers, families of truck crash victims, transport companies & associations, and major retailers will gather in Canberra today to discuss a legislative framework to the crisis in trucking as the death toll reaches 500 since the Federal Government tore down a safety watchdog. Read More »

It’s Time for Action on Highway Safety

29 Jan 2019

Nearly three years since the abolition of the RSRT, the Coalition has not come up with any alternative plan on trucking safety. Read More »

Convenient Facade

29 Nov 2018

Industry groups avoid tackling the fact that wealthy clients are squeezing the life out of road transport. Read More »

VIDEO: Safe Rates – the fight for all Australians

18 Sep 2018

Truck drivers are demanding urgent action as a major study by Monash University shows the main factors making it Australia’s deadliest job. Read More »

Truck Convoys for Safe Rates

17 Sep 2018

Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters are protesting 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 »

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 »

COLES & TWU SIGN AGREEMENT TO ENSURE SAFETY & FAIRNESS IN THE COLES SUPPLY CHAIN AND ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

24 May 2018

Coles and the TWU have signed two important Statements of Principles that will ensure safe and fair conditions for workers in the Coles supply chain and the on-demand economy. Read More »

VIDEO: Truck Drivers Protests

19 Apr 2018

Hundreds of truck drivers protested across the country today (18 April 2018) who are angry at Aldi for turning their back on road safety. Here’re some media clips of the protest highlights: Read More »

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