• News

    TWU Fears Fallout from WorkCover Changes in Queensland

    June 26

    The Queensland Government’s decision to deny owner-drivers access to workers compensation will send some operators to the wall, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) claims.
    Australasian Transport News, By Brad Gardner, June 26, 2013

  • Media Release

    Latest Trucking Tragedies A Reminder of Lethal Pressures in Australia’s Most Dangerous Industry

    June 24

    Reports of fatal truck crashes over the weekend in Queensland and New South Wales are tragedies for those involved and their loved ones, and a tragic reminder of the lethal pressures in Australia’s most dangerous industry, said Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) National Secretary Tony Sheldon.


  • News

    Coles accused of underpaying Bangladeshis

    June 24

    Supermarket group Coles has been accused of paying so little to its Bangladeshi suppliers that it is impossible for them to run a safe factory.

    Ben Butler, Sydney Morning Herald

  • News

    Fonterra Milk Tanker Drivers Impose Bans

    June 21

    The union representing truck drivers for dairy giant Fonterra has slapped bans on early deliveries until it can get guarantees from the company that it won’t outsource for cheaper labour. 

    THE STANDARD, By Sean McComish

  • News

    Hanson Reinstates Owner-drivers

    June 21

    We celebrated a victory last week when we reached an interim agreement with concrete company Hanson, with the assistance of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSWIRC), when the company agreed to reinstate around 130 owner-drivers who had been made redundant the week before.

    Big Rigs

  • Video

    Updates on Truck Driver Contracts Termination by Hanson Construction Materials

    June 13

    (2GB, 13 June 2013) Ray Hadley interviewed with TWU NSW Assistant State Secretary Michael Aird to update the NSW Industrial Relations Commission hearing into the termination of truck driver contracts by German company Hanson Construction Materials. The TWU had applied for an injunction. Michael says Hanson have committed to withdraw the termination notices, but that they are working to ensure the rates are sustainable, safe and fair.