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    MEDIA ALERT: SUNDAY MARCH 31ST TRUCKING CONVOYS TO DEMAND SAFETY & FAIRNESS

    March 29

    March 28, 2019
     
    WHAT:

    Hundreds of drivers and their supporters will take part in trucking convoys in all major capitals on March 31st to highlight the need for changes to address the crisis in the industry. Since the Federal Government tore down a road safety watchdog 534 people have died in truck crashes, including 115 truck drivers. Since just the beginning of March, 26 people have died, including nine truck drivers.

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    TWU SLAMS UBER'S AMERICANISATION OF WORK

    February 28

    TWU QLD MEDIA RELEASE, 28 February 2019
     
    Uber’s introduction of tipping on the Uber and UberEats platforms sets a dangerous precedent, says the Transport Workers’ Union.

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    Take on Those Who Think It's Okay to Trash Drivers

    February 08

    Big Rigs, by RICHARD OLSEN, TWU NSW State Secretary, 7 February 2019
     
    TRANSPORT workers need to rise up and stare down those who oppose the lifting of standards across our industry.

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    It's Time for Action on Highway Safety

    January 29

    Big Rigs, by Anthony Albanese, Shadow Minister for Transport, 28 Jan 2019
     
    Motorists know the feeling: you are driving along the highway at the speed limit when a semi-trailer appears and begins tail-gating your vehicle.

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    MAJOR WIN FOR AIRPORT WORKERS AS FEDERAL COURT THROWS OUT CASE ON SPLIT SHIFTS

    January 25

    Airport workers have achieved a major win with the Federal Court rejecting an application to keep thousands of baggage handlers, cleaners and ticketing staff on low-paid, grueling work schedules by scandal-ridden Aerocare, now owned by Swissport.

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    TWU: Positive Year Ahead

    January 18

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine, 17 January 2019
     
    Rising pressure will bring accountability to bear on wealthy clients’ damaging effects on the industry. The TWU's Michael Kaine writes.