TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU Calls For Investigation Into Transport Bankruptcies; Slams Waste Of Taxpayers' Money On Bogus Inquiry

    May 09

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 May 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to investigate low pay and the high number of insolvencies among owner drivers and small transport operators.

  • 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.