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  • News

    Bus drivers to walk off job over pay dispute

    July 31

    Central Australian bus drivers working for the tour company AAT Kings plan to walk off the job later this week over a pay dispute.

    By Allyson Horn, ABC Alice Springs

  • Media Release

    Transport Workers Union Industrial Action at AAT Kings Yulara (Ayres Rock) and Alice Springs

    July 30

    Members of the Transport Workers Union South Australia Northern Territory Branch working for AAT Kings in Yulara and Alice Springs have voted  to take a 24 hour stoppage from 12.01am on Thursday the 2nd of August until 12.01am Friday the 3rd of August. Picket lines will be set up at the company's Yulara bus depot.

  • Media Release

    Transport Workers’ Union Challenges Coles to Public Debate on Safety Issues - Significant Increase in Truck Fatalities in Two States

    July 26

    The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) has challenged Coles to a public debate on the continuing high number of deaths and injuries from truck crashes across the country.

  • Video

    Veteran Truckies Peter Cooley Talks About the Market Squeeze in the Trucking Industry

    July 25

    A recent survey conducted by the TWU found that 78% of truck drivers would not recommend truck driving as a career option to their children. According to retired Truck Driver Peter Cooley, "The transport industry's the backbone of the economy. Coles is making it so hard on drivers that too many drivers now say they wouldn't recommend it to their kids. We're taking this action to turn that around."

  • Video

    Channel 9 Coverage on Veteran Truckies Stand Up To Coles

    July 25

    Veteran Truck Drivers are descending on Coles stores across Australia today (25 July 2012), to protest against the pressures being put on truck drivers by the giant retailer.

  • Media Release

    Veteran Truckies Stand Up To Coles

    July 25

    Veteran Truck Drivers are descending on Coles stores across Australia today, to protest against the pressures being put on truck drivers by the giant retailer.  The retired drivers are speaking to shoppers and the wider public, highlighting conditions in the trucking industry, and how Coles uses its economic power to squeeze its suppliers, and drive down conditions and safety standards.