NEWS & MEDIA

Convenient Facade

29 Nov 2018

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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