TWU

  • 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.

  • News

    Calls To Tackle Truckies' High Death Toll

    January 27

    Bankstown Canterbury Torch, by Mick Roberts, 25 January 2017
     
    Too many truck drivers being killed on roads

  • News

    Gold Coast Tour Bus Operator 'Underpaid Workers $40k'

    January 27

    Daily Telegraph, 26 January 2017
     
    A Gold Coast tour bus operator will face court accused of engaging in sham contracting and underpaying two workers from non-English speaking backgrounds more than $40,000.

  • News

    Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial

    January 24

    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 23 January 2017
     
    Family, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side and, some, arm-in-arm, at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last Saturday to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road.