TWU

  • News

    Coles: Not So Good For Humanity, Particularly If You're A Truck Driver

    July 07

    New Matilda, by Thom Mitchell, 4 July 2015

    Truckies are around 15 times more likely to die on the job than workers in other industries, according to Safe Work Australia. On average, around 330 people lose their lives in heavy vehicle incidents across the country each year.

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    Business Owner Says Minimum Wage “Just Crazy” And Cops $228,000 Fine For Underpayment

    July 06

    SmartCompany, by Rebecca Colquhuon, 6 July 2015

    A Melbourne small business owner will be forced to pay a $228,000 penalty after admitting she underpaid a migrant employee because she thinks Australia’s minimum pay rates are “just crazy”.

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    TWU tells senate inquiry business should be held accountable

    July 03

    THE Transport Workers' Union yesterday at a Senate inquiry has called for major businesses which use transport companies to be held to account over the carnage on the roads involving truck crashes.

    BIG RIGS

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    'Deadliest' Industry In Need Of Reform: TWU

    July 03

    Sydney Morning Herald, by Anna Patty, 3 July 2015

    Truck driver Duane Bowering says he has been forced routinely to take his life - and those of other motorists - into his hands by carrying loads that are too heavy and unsecured.

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    RACQ Sacks Hero Tow Truck Driver Who Saves Life

    July 02

    TWU QLD MEDIA RELEASE, 2 June 2015

    The Transport Workers Union of QLD commended a tow truck driver for his heroic actions and initiative saving a wheelchair bound driver from a life threatening breakdown on the M1. The RACQ disagrees: they have sacked him.

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    Threat To Local Jobs Angers TWU: Cairns Airport Rally Against Deregulation

    July 02

    TWU QLD MEDIA RELEASE, 2 July 2015

    The Transport Workers’ Union is outraged at the refusal of Cairns Airport Authority to back local aviation workers, whose jobs are under threat by the Abbott Government’s proposal to deregulate aviation north of the line of Capricorn.