TWU

  • Media Release

    Truck Drivers Reveal Chronic Underpayment At Fair Work Commission

    March 06

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 March 2017
     
    Truck drivers will today tell the Fair Work Commission how transport employers pay them little or nothing to make deliveries and force them to falsify work diaries so they can drive trucks for longer.

  • Media Release

    Federal Government Hypocritical and Negligent on Worker Rates

    February 27

    The Federal Government is purely hypocritical on respecting the independence of the Fair Work Commission but rushing when suited it to oppose and abolish the independent Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, said Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon.

  • Media Release

    Transport Employer Groups In Denial About Rate & Safety Problems Drivers Face

    February 07

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 February 2017

    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised transport employer lobby groups NatRoad, ATA and Sarta for their opposition to improvements in rates and safety for drivers.

  • Media Release

    Report Reveals Overworked Truck Drivers Fear Raising Safety Concerns

    February 03

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 3 February 2017
     
    A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is Australia’s deadliest job. Long hours, pressure to drive unsafe schedules with unsafe loads and an inability to raise safety concerns without jeopardising their jobs are among the risks to safety facing drivers.

  • Media Release

    TWU Safety Summit To Tackle High Death & Injury Rates In Trucking

    January 31

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 31 January 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union will hold a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, February 3rd, bringing together truck drivers, industry, academics and politicians to devise ways to deal with the crisis in trucking.

  • Media Release

    2016 Another Deadly Year For Transport Workers, Says TWU

    January 12

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 12 January 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has urged the Government to stop ignoring the high death toll among transport workers, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers.