• Media Release

    Report Reveals Overworked Truck Drivers Fear Raising Safety Concerns

    February 03

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 3 February 2017
    A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is Australia’s deadliest job. Long hours, pressure to drive unsafe schedules with unsafe loads and an inability to raise safety concerns without jeopardising their jobs are among the risks to safety facing drivers.

  • Media Release

    TWU Safety Summit To Tackle High Death & Injury Rates In Trucking

    January 31

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 31 January 2017
    The Transport Workers’ Union will hold a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, February 3rd, bringing together truck drivers, industry, academics and politicians to devise ways to deal with the crisis in trucking.

  • Media Release

    2016 Another Deadly Year For Transport Workers, Says TWU

    January 12

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 12 January 2017
    The Transport Workers’ Union has urged the Government to stop ignoring the high death toll among transport workers, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers.

  • Media Release

    Protest At IKEA Highlights Exploitation Of Truck Drivers & Profit Off-Shoring

    December 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 December 2016
    Protesters have demanded that Ikea ends its exploitation of drivers in Europe, which includes wages so low that drivers are forced to sleep and eat in their trucks for months.

  • Media Release

    New Sydney Airport Must Provide Quality Jobs, TWU Warns

    December 12

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 12 December 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union is urging the Government to ensure good quality jobs at a new Sydney airport, so that employees can support their families and boost the local economy.

  • Media Release

    Federal Government Wastes Taxpayers' Money On Truck Driver Fatigue Research

    December 08

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 December 2016
    The Federal Government has announced it will spend over $800,000 of taxpayers’ money on research into truck driver fatigue, despite tearing down a tribunal this year which was tackling the problem.