TWU

  • News

    Trucking Ranks High For Cardiovascular Disease And Cancer Compo Claims

    July 09


    Truck driving has one of the highest rates of compensation claims for cardiovascular disease and occupational cancers.

    ATN, by Brad Gardner, 9 July 2014

  • News

    Union Lobbyists Kick Up Stick In Jimboomba

    July 09


    Union lobbyists kicked up a stink in Jimboomba on Wednesday over the low pay rates of some rubbish truck drivers.

    Jimboomba Times, by Natalie Hart, 9 July 2014

  • Media Release

    Kilburn Drivers Say: Coles Risks Adelaide Lives

    July 07

    Dozens of truck drivers and their families gathered outside Kilburn Coles today to urge the retail giant to stop risking Adelaide lives, by forcing drivers to drive too fast and too long or lose their jobs.
     
    TWU SA/NT BRANCH MEDIA RELEASE, 7 July 2014

  • Media Release

    330 Deaths A Year As Retailer Buys Abolition Of National Safety Watchdog

    July 07

    Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today joined around 150 truck drivers and their families at the Coles “Safety Circus” in Pyrmont – an advance memorial for the 330 people who will die in truck-related crashes on Australian roads this year.
     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 July 2014

  • News

    Eric Abetz Admits Error in Tony Sheldon Claims

    July 02

    Employment Minister Eric Abetz has conceded he wrongly claimed union leader Tony Sheldon had admitted using members’ funds to bankroll a Health Services Union election.

    The Australian, by Ewin Hannan, 2 July 2014

  • News

    Truckies Lash Out At Safety

    June 27

    A group representing female truck drivers in WA's north believe poor training standards and inexperienced overseas drivers are proving increasingly dangerous on country roads.
     
    The West Australian, by Sam Tomlin, 27 June 2014