NEWS & MEDIA

TWU CALLS FOR HORROR TRUCK CRASHES TO BE INVESTIGATED AS COLES MOVES TO PRIORITISE SAFETY IN ITS SUPPLY CHAIN

15 Nov 2018

Horror truck crashes close to Brisbane and Sydney must be investigated and the role of wealthy companies which contract transport operators closely examined, says the Transport Workers’ Union. The deaths of drivers and the horrific nature of the crashes show the importance of an announcement this week by Coles to contract work to Toll, which will make road travel safer, says TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine. Read More »

TWU DEMANDS EXPLANATIONS ON BLENNERS DOUBLE FATALITY

19 Sep 2018

The TWU is demanding answers from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Queensland Police, the Minister and Department of Transport and Main Roads, and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator as to what investigations have begun into Blenners Transport, the company involved in a double fatality last week. 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 »

TRUCKING TRAGEDY DESERVES FULL INVESTIGATION

13 Sep 2018

A tragic accident on the Kennedy Highway this morning deserves a full investigation, says the Transport Workers’ Union. Blenners Transport, which owns both of the trucks involved in this morning’s accident, has a track record of poor fatigue management and placing undue pressure on drivers. 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 »

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 »

TRUCK CRASH ON STURT HIGHWAY HIGHLIGHTS DANGERS IN TRANSPORT

1 May 2018

An incident in which a truck driver was killed and another man was left critically injured highlights road transport as Australia’s deadliest job, Ian Smith, TWU SA/NT Branch Secretary has said. 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 »

TRUCKIES PROTEST 2 YEARS AFTER GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN SAFETY WATCHDOG, AS SURVEY SHOWS 93% DEMAND CHANGE IN TRANSPORT

18 Apr 2018

Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters protested today in all major capitals as a new survey shows 93% of drivers want to see changes to make transport safer and less pressured. Drivers sat on Oxford Street in Sydney and marched in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in a stark message to the Federal Government which shut down a road safety watchdog two years ago, allowing wealthy retailers like Aldi to financially squeeze transport. Read More »

TRUCKIES PROTEST 2 YEARS AFTER GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN SAFETY WATCHDOG, AS SURVEY SHOWS 93% DEMAND CHANGE IN TRANSPORT

18 Apr 2018

Truck drivers will protest in all major capitals today as a new survey shows 93% of drivers want to see changes to make transport safer and less pressured. The survey shows almost 93% of drivers also say pressure on them is continuing or increasing, with drivers listing the financial squeeze from major supermarkets and manufacturers, bad roads, unsafe truck stops and unrealistic deadlines major sources of pressure. Over 1,000 drivers responded to the survey which was conducted following police blitzes on trucks after a spate of crashes. Read More »

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