TWU

  • Audio

    5AA Interview with Ray Wyatt, SA/NT State Secretary

    March 09

    Recent investigation showed Scotts Transport being 'pinged' for 16 tampered limiters. Ray Wyatt says this comes from companies pressuring people to get meet impossible deadlines, and adds that companies have fatigue management procedures which should not be ignored by middle or higher management. Coles and Woolworths need to be held accountable. White notes that the legislation is going to the House of Representatives next week, and adds that we need the legislation now.

  • Media Release

    Truck Safety Can Only Be Addressed By Safe Rates

    March 08

    The ongoing investigation into another major trucking company has once again highlighted the pressures in the trucking industry driven by the demands of major retailers such as Coles. That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union.

  • Video

    Tony Sheldon to comment on the on-going investigation into Scott's Transport

    March 08

    Scott's has had twelve prime movers taken off the road after the SA Police found deliberate modifications to the trucks. Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union, says it is about time the company was caught. NSW Police caught a truck going 140kmph over the border. The retail industry is to be blamed for putting pressure on truck drivers in order to make an extra dollar.

  • Video

    Ray Wyatt: Pressures places on drivers are unrealistic

    March 05

    Trucking associations are warning drivers follow SA road laws after a police crackdown on B double drivers last year resulted in 95 positive drug tests. Ray Wyatt, SA Transport Workers Union says that the time pressures places on drivers are unrealistic. Steve Shearer, SA Road Transport Association says that there are only a small number of offenders.

  • Media Release

    Families Unite In Canberra For Safe Rates and Safe Roads

    March 01

    A broad coalition of families of victims of truck crashes, families of truckies and the Transport Workers Union, TWU, have come together to urge MPs to support the Road Safety Remuneration Bill and end the tragic loss of life on our roads driven by economic pressures from the top.

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    Families Affected By Truck Safety meet with Minister Shorten as Parliament Debates Road Safety

    March 01

    Families Affected By Truck Safety Unite in Canberra to urge MPs to Support the Road Safety Remuneration Bill. Interviewees: - Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation, The Hon Bill Shorten MP; - Tony Sheldon, National Secretary, Transport Workers Union; - Lystra Tagliaferri, the wife and sister of David Tagliaferri;