TWU

  • Media Release

    TRUCK CRASH DEATHS OUT OF CONTROL, NEW DATA SHOWS

    January 02

    TWU MEDIA RELEAES, 2 January 2018
     
    The Federal Government’s abolition of a road safety watchdog in April 2016 has been followed a huge spike in truck crash deaths, with major increases recorded on roads in NSW and among truck drivers.

  • Media Release

    ALARMING REPORTS OF DISRUPTION & UNTRAINED, NON-POLICE CLEARED WORKERS AT FIJI AIRPORTS, WARNS TWU

    December 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 December 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia is calling on the Federal Government to intervene over disruption and safety risks at Fiji airports. The TWU is concerned about Australian tourists travelling to Fiji after reports that untrained workers without police checks are working in secure areas of airports.

  • Media Release

    TWU WARNS OF TRAVEL DISRUPTION TO FIJI OVER LOCK-OUT OF AIRPORT STAFF

    December 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, December 21, 2017
     
    Australian travellers and holiday-makers should reconsider visiting Fiji over the coming weeks and months because of a lock-out of workers which is affecting operations at the country’s airports, The Transport Workers Union has warned.

  • Media Release

    TRUCK DRIVERS HOLD CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS OF TRUCK CRASHES

    December 20

     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 20 December 2017
     
    Truck drivers and supporters held a memorial in Sydney today to highlight the increased number of deaths from truck crashes this year. The event was attended by Federal Labor Employment spokesman Brendan O’Connor who condemned the Government over its inaction on the carnage.

  • Media Release

    Financial pressure on trucking is leading to safety fails

    December 18

    An SA Government scheme to combat dangerous trucks on the roads will fail unless the financial pressure on transport operators is addressed, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned.

  • Media Release

    TIP TOP DRIVERS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND ACTION ON SAFETY & EXPLOITATION

    December 06

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 December 2017
     
    Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains.