TWU

  • News

    Truck Driving: One Of The Deadliest Workplaces In Australia

    February 07

    The Age, by Anna Patty, 3 February 2017
     
    A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows.

  • News

    TWU National Secretary On The Today Show Speaking About Raids On A Transport Business And Transport Industry Safety Crisis

    February 06

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 2 February 2017
     
    TWU National Secretary spoke this morning to the Today Show about raids currently being conducted on a Sydney transport business and the crises in the transport industry.

  • News

    Those At Top Of Chain-Of-Responsibility Should Be Held Accountable For Truck Road Deaths: New Research

    February 06

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 2 February 2017
     
    A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows.

  • 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.

  • News

    Safety Starts From The Top

    February 02

    The Coffs Coast Advocate, by Richard Olsen, TWU NSW State Secretary, 1 February 2017

    The first month of 2017 is not even over and we have already started the death count for the transport industry. At the time of writing we have lost four drivers. Four families are left asking the question, how has this occurred?

  • 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.