NEWS & MEDIA

BIG TWU WIN FOR OWNER DRIVERS & GIG WORKERS

2 May 2019

The TWU welcomes proposed legislative changes that will make Victorian roads safer by ensuing thousands of owner drivers, forestry contractors and on-demand workers are paid a living wage. Read More »

TWU DEMANDS WORKPLACE DEATH INVESTIGATION INTO A FIERY CRASH THAT KILLED TWO TRUCK DRIVERS

20 Apr 2019

The TWU is demanding that fatal truck crashes be investigated as workplace deaths when a truck driver is killed, following the death of two truck drivers in a head-on collision on the Augusta Highway in South Australia. Read More »

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 »

GOVERNMENT COMMITS TO EXPEDITE REDSTAR TRANSPORT ENTITLEMENT CLAIMS

2 Jan 2019

The TWU has received a commitment from the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations to expedite claims for lost pay and entitlements from Redstar Transport workers following the collapse of the company just days before Christmas. 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 »

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 »

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