• News

    AirAsia Has Poor Safety Record

    January 28

    AFR, 27 January 2016
    News of extra routes by AirAsia between Australia and New Zealand should be a serious cause for concern ("Trans-Tasman competition heats up as foreign airlines enter market", January 25). This is the same airline which was found to have been responsible for shocking failings in a report by Indonesia's National Transport Safety Committee on the crash of a flight from Surabaya to Singapore just over a year ago, killing all 162 passengers and crew on board.

  • News

    It Took Hard Yakka but We Won Safe Rates Battle

    January 27

    Big Rigs, by Michael Aird, TWU NSW Secretary, 26 January 2016
    Decades of hard-yakka campaigning by truck drivers standing together as part of the TWU has scored a major success, with the recent ruling by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal on minimum safe rates for owner drivers.

  • News

    Cold Hearted Swires Sacks Workers

    January 25

    The TWU condemns the actions taken by management at Swire Cold Storage/Frigmobile in forcing redundancies on long-term employees.
    TWU QLD Branch News, 21 January 2016

  • Media Release

    TWU Urges Caution on Roads during Public Holiday Period

    January 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 January 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union is urging road users to be vigilant this public holiday period given the high death toll in truck-related crashes this time last year.

  • News

    Rallying Together

    January 21

    Owner Driver, by Tony Sheldon, Jan 2016
    The battle for 'Safe Rates' continues to gain momentum around the world. Now South Korea is looking to adopt Australia's model, Tony Sheldon writes.

  • News

    Lifting of Standards

    January 21

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 21 January 2016
    Central to the ground-breaking order delivered in December by trucking’s safety watchdog, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, is the lifting of standards. The order mandating that owner drivers in retail and long distance be paid for the full cost of their work and which puts in place an auditing system to ensure this happens along the supply chain will change trucking for the better. The transport industry has for too long had to put up with poor standards and shoddy practices making it impossible for many drivers to support their families and ultimately puts lives at risk to keep the wheels turning.