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    Transport Workers Union Calls For Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Restoration

    December 13

    The Canberra Times, by Emily Baker, 9 December 2016
     
    The truckies' union has called for the reinstatement of the road safety watchdog following the death of more than 100 people in truck crashes since it was scrapped by the government in April.

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    Road Safety Tribunal Demise Seems Costly

    December 13

    AFR Letters to the Editor, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, 11 December 2016
     
    This week we passed the 100th death in truck crashes since the federal government tore down the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal in April, which was providing a solution to the carnage. Our thoughts are with the families, friends and communities that have been left devastated. Malcolm Turnbull was well aware what the effect of abolishing the tribunal would be: his own report released this year on the tribunal shows the orders it made would cut truck crashes by 28 per cent. Quite simply, this tribunal was saving lives. It was investigating the pressures on truck drivers to speed, drive long hours, skip mandatory rest breaks and overload their vehicles.

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    Hanson sand quarry workers win big in new agreement

    December 13

    Hanson employees on the firm’s sand quarry work will be around $100 per week better off overall thanks to a new agreement negotiated between the company and the TWU WA Branch.

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    Bill was only 19 when he flew into a Vietnam Hell…

    December 07

    ...but for fifty years, bureaucrats have denied him and many of his mates  an important medal they have well and truly earned.

    His best mate John Davis tells his story, which originally appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of The Wheel, TWU WA Branch's journal.

  • News

    Bill was only 19 when he flew into a Vietnam Hell

    December 07

    ...but for fifty years, bureaucrats have denied him and many of his mates  an important medal they have well and truly earned.

    His best mate John Davis tells his story, which originally appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of The Wheel, TWU WA Branch's journal.

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    100 Killed In Truck Crashes Since Turnbull Tore Down Road Safety Watchdog

    December 05

    TWU Media Release, 5 December 2016
     
    The death toll in truck crashes has reached 100 since the Federal Government in April scrapped a road safety watchdog which was investigating the pressures on truck drivers that lead to safety risks.