TWU

  • Media Release

    TWU Demands Government Close Loopholes Allowing Untrained Workers To Drive Trucks

    March 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 March 2016

    The Transport Workers’ Union at a Senate inquiry has called on state and federal governments to urgently close loopholes allowing untrained, illegal and exploited workers to drive trucks.

  • Media Release

    UPDATED: TWU TO HOLD TALKS WITH SCOTT’S ON TUNNEL INCIDENT

    March 21

    This Thursday (March 24) the TWU are holding a second round of talks with Scott’s of Mt Gambier, the company whose trucks were driven in the incident last month when a driver on a temporary visa was unable to reverse his truck out of Sydney’s M5 tunnel after trying to enter it in error.

  • Media Release

    Truck Drivers, TWU In Canberra To Demand Focus On Road Deaths

    March 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 March 2016

     

    Truck drivers along with the Transport Workers’ Union are visiting Canberra today to demand that the Federal Parliament tackle the high death toll in truck crashes.

  • Media Release

    Government Does Deal With Qatar Airways Despite Employee Abuses

    March 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has today demanded the Government respond to concerns over abuse of employees at Qatar Airways after the airline was given access to domestic Australian airspace.

  • Media Release

    TWU Appeals For Retailers, Government To Support Road Safety After Horror Crash In SA

    March 15

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding that the Government and major retailers back a ruling by the road safety watchdog after a cyclist was killed and two others were injured in a collision with a truck in at Solomontown on the outskirts of Port Pirie, South Australia.

  • Media Release

    TWU Applications To Force Big Retailers To Implement Safe Rates Order

    March 15

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is lodging a series of applications at the road safety watchdog to ensure major retailers follow a ruling setting down safe minimum rates for drivers aimed at saving lives on the roads.