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    Bus Driver Assault: Union Calls For Tougher Penalties

    January 06

    Brisbane Times, by Rachel Clun, 5 January 2017
     
    A union has called for the bus safety review to include tougher penalties, after a bus driver was assaulted while on the job last night.

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    Injured At Work? We Fight And Fight And Win

    December 22

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 21 December 2016
     
    Truck driver Ian Ammon has been in constant pain since a crippling workplace accident over two years ago.

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    Truckies Call On Ikea To Stop Exploitation

    December 21

    AAP, by Simone Ziaziaris, 21 December 2016
     
    Aussie truck drivers have called on Ikea to stop ripping off and exploiting their working conditions.

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    TWU Campaign Delivers Passenger Bus Security Screens To Protect Drivers From Cowardly Assaults

    December 19

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch Media Release, 18 December 2016
     
    Every passenger bus in Victoria will be fitted with perspex security screens and loop barriers to protect drivers from the risk of violent assault following a long and hard-fought TWU campaign.

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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.