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    THREE QUARTERS OF FOOD DELIVERY RIDERS EARN LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE, UNION SAYS

    February 01

    ABC News, by Stephen Smiley, 31 January 2018
     
    More than three-quarters of Australia's growing army of bicycle fast food couriers are earning less than the minimum wage, the first study of the sector has found.

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    SA TRANSPORT OPERATOR IN $468K DRIVER WAGE THEFT CASE

    January 17

    TWU SA/NT BRANCH MEDIA RELEASE, 17 January 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has called on transport operators to stop ripping off their drivers after SA-based Atkins Freight Services was forced to pay $468,000 in a wage theft case involving 10 drivers.

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    Seeking A New Year Safety Resolution

    January 12

    Big Rigs, by TWU NSW Secretary Richard Olsen, 11 Jan 2018
     
    THE beginning of a new year means for many a resolution to make their lives better.

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    Lobby Group Calls for Inquiry into ‘Gig Economy’ and Its Impact on Superannuation Savings

    January 11

    The Courier Mail, by Edward Boyd, 11 Jan 2018
     
    THE Financial Services Council is calling for a government inquiry into the rise of the ‘gig economy’ and the impact it will have on superannuation savings.

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    CH10: TWU Calls for More Security on QLD Buses

    January 10

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    Truck Drivers on The Road Too Long to Stay Safe

    January 03

    SMH, by Ann Williamson, 3 January 2018
     
    So we now know the number of heavy truck crashes increased by 86 per cent in NSW over the past year; the largest increase since we started counting fatal crashes involving heavy trucks in 2009. This increase would be no surprise to anyone who pays attention to how our freight is moved around Australia. Most freight movement in Australia is by heavy truck and most of it moves along the eastern seaboard and through NSW, so this state is likely to see crashes simply due to higher exposure to heavy trucks.