TWU

  • Media Release

    Urgent Review Of AirAsia Needed Following Revelations On Safety Standards

    May 04

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 May 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has demanded that the Minister for Transport conduct an urgent review of safety, training and maintenance standards at airline AirAsia. The call follows further revelations about the training of pilots and poor safety standards at the airline which let to a crash in December 2014 which killed 162.

  • Media Release

    Truck Drivers Block Busy Sydney Streets, Hold Rallies Across The Country

    April 28

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 28 April 2016
     
    Truck drivers have blocked a major junction in Sydney CBD as others held rallies around Australia to protest the Federal Government’s opposition to the crisis in trucking.

  • Media Release

    More Deaths In Truck Crashes As Government Abolishes Safe Rates

    April 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 April 2016
     
    Two people have been killed in Tasmania and a young truck driver died in NSW just days after the Government abolished a system for examining safety in transport.

  • Media Release

    'Turnbull's Taken The Wrong Road': Truckie

    April 22

    Illawarra Mercury, by Andrew Pearson, 22 April 2016
     
    “In my lifetime I’ve seen some real tragedies because of poor rates of pay and faulty trucks.”

  • Media Release

    Australian Trucking Association Refuses To Meet Truck Drivers, Families Of Victims

    April 20

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 20 April 2016
     
    The Australian Trucking Association has refused to meet truck drivers and the families of truck cash victims after 100 protesters marched on a meeting of the association today.

  • Media Release

    Families Of Victims & Truck Drivers Vow To Continue The Fight For Road Safety

    April 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 April 2016
     
    Families of people killed in truck crashes, truck drivers and the Transport Workers’ Union have vowed to continue to fight to make roads safer and to ensure an independent body is put in place to examine pressures in transport which lead to deaths. The group comprising 50 drivers and families visiting Canberra today said it was looking forward to sitting down with the transport industry to discuss how an independent body can be brought back, following the Government’s abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.