NEWS & MEDIA

Berrima Truck Crash

2 Nov 2018

There was a lucky escape on Hume Highway when a truck lost control, crossed over the road and collided with a car. he TWU says the driver is not to blame. “The industry is under such intense pressure from those at the top of the supply chain. They are literally squeezing the life out of truck drivers,” said TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Devious Theft of Wages

12 Apr 2018

Industry lobby groups are campaigning for drivers to be moved to part-time roles and a loss of full entitlements. Read More »

PHOTOS & VIDEO OF TRUCK DRIVER PROTESTS AGAINST ALDI OVER SAFETY & FREE SPEECH

1 Mar 2018

Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters angry at Aldi’s refusal to address safety concerns have protested in major capitals today (28 February 2018). Read More »

Shame ALDI

1 Mar 2018

ALDI’s low cost contracts are putting a financial squeeze on transport operators, forcing them to cut corners on safety. ALDI must stop the race to the bottom to save lives on our roads. Read More »

92% INCREASE IN NSW TRUCK CRASH DEATHS, OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS

21 Feb 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union is warning not enough is being done to reduce risks to safety in trucking as the latest official data shows the increase in deaths from truck crashes continues. Read More »

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