TWU

  • Media Release

    United Nations Body Backs Australian Model To Tackle Crisis In Trucking

    October 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 October 2015

    Employers, governments and employee groups at the United Nations labour body have backed a plan based on the Australian Safe Rates model to tackle the root causes of the high global death toll in trucking.

  • Media Release

    TWU Urges States To Abide By UN Body Ruling On Rights Of Passengers and Drivers Before Approving Uber

    October 17

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 17 October 2015

     

    The Transport Workers’ Union is urging state governments to abide by a United Nations labour body resolution which demands that countries ensure passenger safety and drivers’ rights before considering allowing ride-sharing apps such as Uber to enter their markets.

  • Media Release

    TWU Protest At South Korean Consulate Over Violence Towards Korean Truck Drivers

    October 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 October 2015

     

    The Transport Workers’ Union have held a protest outside the South Korean consulate in Sydney to demand an end to violence against truck drivers on strike for fair working conditions and the right to union representation.

  • Video

    Ed's Story: What Happened When One Driver Raised Safety Concerns

    October 15

    (NBN 9, 15 Oct 2015) Truck driver Eduard has spoken out, claiming his former employer, Fulton Hogan was putting lives at risk by overloading vehicles on the M-1. He says his truck was so heavy, it would not have been able to stop or turn safely in an emergency. http://saferates.org.au

  • Media Release

    Qantas Must Guarantee Safety Of Passengers And Avoid Middle East Airspace, TWU Warns

    October 14

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 October 2015

    The Transport Workers’ Union is urging Qantas to stop flying over the Middle East after the European Aviation Safety Agency issued a safety information bulletin about missiles entering airspace in the region.

  • Media Release

    TWU To Highlight Pressures In Trucking During Road Safety Watchdog Hearings

    October 13

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 13 October 2015
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union will highlight the deadly effects of pressure in transport at hearings next week on safe minimum rates for owner drivers and demonstrate how vital it is that drivers are paid for the full costs of their work.